About P. G. Wodehouse

Find out about the author of almost one hundred books, forty plays, two hundred short stories, and many other writings during his lifetime. 

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE


Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. His creations include Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred, and Mr Mulliner

P. G. Wodehouse was born in Guildford in 1881, and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914.

As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one time had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction.

At the age of ninty-three, in the New Year’s Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine’s Day some forty-five days later.