J. B. Priestley

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John Boynton Priestley OM (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984) was an English novelist, playwright and broadcaster Generally, he is known as J.B. Priestley. He published 26 novels. His best-known works include The Good Companions (1929) and An Inspector Calls (1946). He also wrote social and literary criticism.

Priestley was born in Bradford and died in Stratford-upon-Avon.