Aldous Huxley was a novelist, biographer, and poet from a prominent British family. Born in Surrey in 1894, he later moved to California, where he died in 1963. Primarily known for his dystopian novel Brave New World (1932), Huxley was admired for his deft use of satire and his prescient depictions of social realities. He authored over fifty works, including Crome Yellow (1921), Point Counter Point (1928), Eyeless in Gaza (1936), and Island (1962). In 1962, he was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature.