Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was published in 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One on the UK Bestseller List. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a bestseller in German, Swedish and many other languages.
He is also the author of the Dirk Gently novels: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt.
Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in California, where he died suddenly in 2001.BROWSE BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR >