Sebastian Faulks CBE (born 20 April 1953) is a British journalist and novelist.
Faulks was born on 20 April 1953 to Peter Faulks and Pamela (née Lawless). He was educated at Elstree School, Reading and went on to Wellington College, Berkshire. He studied English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he was later made an Honorary Fellow in 2007.
Faulks is best known for his trilogy of novels set in France: The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong, and Charlotte Gray, the latter two of which were bestsellers. In 2001 Charlotte Gray was made into a film starring Cate Blanchett and directed by Gillian Armstrong. In April 2003 Birdsong came 13th in the BBC's Big Read initiative which aimed to identify Britain's best loved novels. Sebastian Faulks appears regularly on British TV and radio, and is featured on BBC Radio 4's literary quiz The Write Stuff.
Faulks married Veronica (née Youlton) in 1989. They have two sons, William and Arthur, born 1990 and 1996 respectively, and one daughter, Holly, born 1992....