P. H. Newby

(1918—1997) writer and broadcasting administrator

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broadcaster and novelist, born in Sussex. His first two novels, A Journey to the Interior (1945) and Agents and Witnesses (1947) draw on his experiences in the Second World War and his broad knowledge of Egyptian society. Other works include A Step to Silence (1952), The Retreat (1953) and Something to Answer For (1968, which won the first Booker Prize).

Subjects: Literature.

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