JM Barrie evil genius or a misunderstood ingenue? - The Telegraph Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the then-uncommon name Wendy. JM Barrie, Scottish playwrht and author of Peter Pan, was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, on May 9, 1860.
J. M. Barrie - pedia James Matthew Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Angus to a conservative Calvinist family. Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM – 19 June 1937 was a Scottish novelist and playwrht, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays.
Sir James Matthew Barrie What is the real meaning of Below, Lee explains to The Boot how she came up with the idea for “Peter Pan” — and why I had this idea; I don’t even really know where it came from. My best friend, especially, is still Peter Pan, in his 30s; he always says he inspired it. Fortunately for Barrie, he was a success as a writer. He got his start as a writer for the Nottingham Journal after graduating from Edinburgh 1912, he turned it into a book, ed "Peter and Wendy". However, after writing Peter Pan, he went on to write more plays.