Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE (born 26 March 1923, London) is an English novelist. She was previously an actress and a model.
In 1951, she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her first novel, The Beautiful Visit. Six further novels followed, before she embarked on her best known work, a four novel family saga set in wartime England. The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, and Casting Off were serialised by Cinema Verity for BBC television as The Cazalets.
She has also written a book of short stories, Mr Wrong, and edited two anthologies.
She married Sir Peter Scott in 1942; they had a daughter, Nicola, then divorced in 1951. A second marriage, to Jim Douglas-Henry in 1958, was brief. Her third marriage to novelist Kingsley Amis lasted from 1965 to 1983. She now lives in Bungay in Suffolk and was awarded a CBE in 2000. Her autobiography, Slipstream, was published in 2002.