Laurence Sterne

Date 1713 - 1768
Biographical NotesClergyman, prominent novelist, and travel writer. Most famous for the humorous novel 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman', which appeared in 9 volumes across the years 1759–67. When Sterne later also published collected volumes of sermons he did so under the name of Yorick, a village parson character in his earlier novel, as 'The Sermons of Mr Yorick'. He also used the name Yorick for his protagonist in his later 'Sentimental Journey'. See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of Prodigal Son (1740) in The Sermons of Mr Yorick