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Arthur Machen
  • Name: Arthur Machen
  • Born: 03/03/1863
  • Died: 12/15/1947 (84 years old)
  • Occupation: Short story writer, novelist, journalist, actor

Arthur Machen (/ˈmækən/; 3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was the pen-name of Arthur Llewellyn Jones, a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror, with Stephen King describing it as “Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language.” He is also well known for “The Bowmen”, a short story that was widely read as fact, creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.

Birth Name: Arthur Llewellyn Jones

Genre: Horror, fantasy, supernatural fiction, weird fiction

Birth Place: Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales

Death Place: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Source: Wikipedia

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