J.M. Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland and then moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a 'fairy play' about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. (Wikipedia)