The Times 50 Best Authors - more
The Times follows up last week's 50 Greatest Novelists list with a photograph and a small piece entitled:
THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THAT ANY MORE
"If Peake's sole achievement was his Gormenghast trilogy (1946-59), the novelist would still be worth commemorating. But aside from producing these works of surreal imagination and wit, the man born in China to missionary parents in 1911 was an acclaimed poet and artist and, after serving with the Army in the Second World War, was among the first civilians to sketch the horrors of the concentration camps. Parkinson's disease cut short his career and he died aged 57."