10 famous writers who went to school in and around Birmingham, including Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight

We’ve taken a look at which local schools writers in and around Birmingham attended while they were growing up

Birmingham and the West Midlands has a proud creative and artistic history.

From famous bands such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, and actors such as David Harewood, the region has produed an array of talented creatives who have gone on to produce some of our favourite albums and television shows.

But the region is also home to a number of incredible writers - with the likes of William Shakespeare being a Brummie neighbour up the road in Stratford-upon-Avon. And Peaky Blinders creator Stephen Knight turning his Brummie family inspiration into an international phenomenon putting the city on the map. He’s about to pen the latest Star Wars movie too.

The region’s literary heritage also includes the world famous Lord of the Rings series which was partly inspired by Birmingham and areas such as Moseley, with JRR Tolkien growing up in Kings Heath.

But which other famous writers are from the area and which local schools did they attend? Take a look below to find out.