Location: Brussels, Belgium
Event type: Special interest festival
Black Tulip Award
Date of Birth:9 May 1860, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, UK
Date of Death:19 June 1937, London, England, UK. (pneumonia)
Novelist and playright.
Created a baronet in 1913 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1922.
Awarded honorary degrees by the Universities of St Andrews (1898), Edinburgh (1909), Oxford (1926) and Cambridge (1930).
After the death of two of Barrie's close friends, Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn-Davies, he adopted their five sons: Peter, Jack, George, Michael and Nicholas. Barrie was very close to all the boys, and was heartbroken when Michael drowned in 1921 and George was killed in action in 1915. Their brother, Peter Llewelyn-Davies, also committed suicide on April 5th, 1960.