->''"When I first began to write fiction, I didn't think I was a comic writer; I thought I was a serious writer. I was surprised when the first novel I wrote was regarded as a funny novel."''

John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL (25 February 1917 22 November 1993), better known as "[[PenName Anthony Burgess]]", was an English writer and Russian linguist, most famous for ''Literature/AClockworkOrange''. He also contributed the caveman language to ''Film/QuestForFire''.

Burgess' novels tend to focus on language acquisition, ConLang and NewSpeak, and many are quite incomprehsensible at first as a result. As much as he tried to cast ProtectionFromEditors (preferring the audience to figure things out for themselves), his publishers have consistently managed to sneak in glossaries and explanations.