James Barrie, author of Peter Pan , was born in Scotland in 1860. He started writing early in his life, when he still was at primary school. He studied on the University of Edinburgh and, in that period, he was on the verge of completion of a three volume novel. In 1883, he became main writer on the Notthingham Journal, and his career as a columnist started next year with the printing of an article on Jame''s Gazette, a London newspaper. In 1885, Barrie moves to London. His first book, Better Dead, was released in 1887, and it was followed by many others in the following years, achieving a lot of success. As a theather man, he obtained immediate success with the play Walker London.
In 1904 he wrote Peter Pan, his own personal masterpiece and one of the greatest works ever written on its genre. The book was created by Barrie while he was telling stories to a group of children on Kensington gardens, where a statue of Peter Pan is standing. For his importance to world literature, James Barrie was awarded, in 1913, the Baronete title and, in 1922, the Order of Merit.