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About the Author

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Douglas Adams was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.

Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a video game, and in 2005, a feature film.

Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.