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Ben Elton


(Benjamin Charles Elton)
UK flag (b.1959)

Ben Elton is one of Britain's most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time.

He has written twelve major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable (filmed as Maybe Baby, which he also directed), Dead Famous, High Society (WH Smith People's Choice Award 2003) and The First Casualty.

He has also written some of television's most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Man From Auntie. His stage work includes three West End plays and the hit musicals The Beautiful Game and We Will Rock You.

He is married with three children.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical, Science Fiction, Thriller
 
Non fiction
Bachelor Boys (1984) (with Rik Mayall)
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Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel winner (1996) : Popcorn


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