Drabble, Margaret

Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. As well highly acclaimed novels, Drabble has also written biographies, screenplays and is the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was appointed CBE in 1980, and made DBE in the 2000 Honours list. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London and Somerset.