Nevil Shute, English engineer and author (d. 1960) was born on January 17, 1899.

Nevil Shute Norway was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name in his engineering career and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from inferences by his employers (Vickers) or fellow engineers that he was not a serious person or from potentially adverse publicity in connection with his novels, which included On the Beach and A Town Like Alice.

Nevil Shute, English engineer and author (d. 1960) was born on January 17, 1899.

January 17, 1899

Nevil Shute, English engineer and author (d. 1960) was born on January 17, 1899.

Nevil Shute Norway was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name in his engineering career and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from inferences by his employers (Vickers) or fellow engineers that he was not a serious person or from potentially adverse publicity in connection with his novels, which included On the Beach and A Town Like Alice.