Remembered for such classic novels as Howard's End, A Passage to India, and A Room with a View, this early twentieth-century British fiction writer infused his works with social commentary, symbolism, and irony. His short story collections include The Celestial Omnibus and The Eternal Moment.
After studying at King's College, Cambridge, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, he had a successful career as a BBC Radio broadcaster. He published his debut novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread, in 1905.
His critically-acclaimed novel, Howards End, was adapted into a 1992, Academy Award-winning film starring Emma Thompson and
Born Edward Morgan Forster in London, England, to a family of Welsh and Irish heritage, he lived with his mother until her death in 1945. For many years, he carried on a romantic relationship with a married police officer named Bob Buckingham.
He penned the libretto for a 1951 opera composed by Benjamin Britten and based on Herman Melville's novella Billy Budd.