Henry William Williamson (1 December 1895 – 13 August 1977) was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and Ruralism. He was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for literature in 1928 for his book Tarka the Otter.

The Flax of Dream – a tetralogy following the life of Willie Maddison

  • The Beautiful Years (1921)
  • Dandelion Days (1922)
  • The Dream of Fair Women (1924)
  • The Pathway (1928)

A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight – a series of 15 novels following the life of Phillip Maddison from his birth in the late 1890s till the early 1950s, based loosely on Williamson’s own life and experiences. It is on the List of longest novels in English.

  • The Dark Lantern (1951)
  • Donkey Boy (1952)
  • Young Phillip Maddison (1953)
  • How Dear Is Life (1954)
  • A Fox Under My Cloak (1955)
  • The Golden Virgin (1957)
  • Love and the Loveless (1958)
  • A Test to Destruction (1960)
  • The Innocent Moon (1961)
  • It Was the Nightingale (1962)
  • The Power of the Dead (1963)
  • The Phoenix Generation (1965)
  • A Solitary War (1967)
  • Lucifer Before Sunrise (1967)
  • The Gale of the World (1969)

Other Works

  • The Lone Swallows (1922)
  • The Peregrine’s Saga, and Other Stories of the Country Green (1923)
  • The Old Stag (1926)
  • Tarka the Otter (1927)
  • The Linhay on the Downs (1929)
  • The Ackymals (1929)
  • The Wet Flanders Plain (1929)
  • The Patriot’s Progress (1930)
  • The Village Book (1930)
  • The Labouring Life (1932)
  • The Wild Red Deer of Exmoor (1931)
  • The Star-born (1933)
  • The Gold Falcon or the Haggard of Love (1933)
  • On Foot in Devon (1933)
  • The Linhay on the Downs and Other Adventures in the Old and New Worlds (1934)
  • Devon Holiday (1935)
  • Salar the Salmon (1935)
  • Goodbye West Country (1937)
  • The Children of Shallowford (1939)
  • The Story of a Norfolk Farm (1941)
  • Genius of Friendship: T. E. Lawrence (1941; reprinted by the Henry Williamson Society 1988; e-book 2014)
  • As the Sun Shines (1941)
  • The Incoming of Summer (undated)
  • Life in A Devon Village (1945)
  • Tales of a Devon Village (1945)
  • The Sun in the Sands (1945)
  • The Phasian Bird (1948)
  • The Scribbling Lark (1949)
  • Tales of Moorland and Estuary (1953)
  • A Clearwater Stream (1958)
  • In The Woods, a biographical fragment (1960)
  • The Scandaroon (1972)