Charles Percy Snow (1905-80) an English writer of novels and scientist. He worked as a scientist for the British government during World War II, and at Cambridge University. He used these experiences to write his best-known work, Strangers and Brothers, a series of novels (1940-70) describing British life in that period, particularly in scientific, academic and government fields. He was also well known for speaking and writing about the lack of communication between the 'two cultures' of scientific and artistic life. He was made a knight in 1957 and a life peer in 1964.