David Storey is a well-known British novelist and playwright. His first novel, This Sporting Life was published in 1960 and won the Macmillan Award. Later, he adapted it for the screen. Flight Into Camden, his second novel, published in 1960, won several awards and several of his plays, among them, The Contractor, Home, and The Changing Room have also been award winners. Storey, the son of a coal miner, was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England and earned a diploma from the Slade School of Art in London. His early life as a professional rugby player and an art student influenced his works. He documents much of this in his novel, Saville, the story of a man who finds himself gradually alienated from the world of his Yorkshire roots. Saville won the Booker Award in 1976. David Storey is married and has four children.