J. B. Priestley
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Born: September 13, 1894

Died: August 14, 1984 (age 89)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Writer

Bio: John Boynton Priestley, OM, known as J. B. Priestley, was an English novelist, playwright and broadcaster. He published 26 novels, notably The Good Companions, as well as numerous dramas such as An Inspector Calls. His output included literary and social criticism.

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