Paul Mark Scott was a British novelist, playwright, and poet, best known for his monumental tetralogy the Raj Quartet. His novel Staying On won the Booker Prize for 1977. Paul Scott was born in Southgate, Middlesex, the younger of two sons. His father, Thomas , was a Yorkshireman who moved to London in the 1920s and was a commercial artist specialising in furs and lingerie. His mother, Frances, née Mark was the daughter of a labourer from south London, socially inferior to her husband but with artistic and social ambitions. In later life Scott differentiated between his mother’s creative...
|Birthdate:||March 25, 1920|
|Date of death:||March 1, 1978|
|Also known as:||Paul Mark Scott, Paul M. Scott|