Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, England. When he was growing up he also lived in East London and Brentwood. He went to Cambridge University. He lived in London for most of his life.
Douglas Adams is most famous for writing the Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy (see my review of The Restaurant At The End of the Universe). This work (and the man himself) are remembered through events such as 'Towel Day', when fans carry around a towel like the books' heroes.
Douglas Adams also wrote the Dirk Gently series, which I very much enjoyed when I was younger. I have a few of these waiting to be read, so you may see reviews at some point.
Possibly lesser known is the fact that he penned three serials for the British institution of Doctor Who whilst Tom Baker was playing the title role.
Unfortunatly Douglas Adams died in 2001. He will long be remembered though through his work.
What are you memories of Douglas Adams and/or his work?
If you know of (or are) a British author that you would like featured in National November please leave a comment and I'll get back to you asap.