Author Biography

Douglas Noel Adams was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom on March 11, 1952 and died on May 11, 2001 in California, United States. He was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Adams also wrote Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. Adams became known as an advocate for environmentalism and conservation, and also as a lover of fast cars, cameras, and technological innovation. He became the only student ever to be awarded a ten out of ten by Halford for creative writing, something he remembered for the rest of his life, particularly when facing writer’s block. Adams wrote many books few of them are Mostly Harmless and Salmon of Doubt. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame.

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