Robert Smythe Hichens was an English journalist and novelist, born at Speldhurst in Kent, He was educated at Clifton College, the Royal College of Music, and the London School of Journalism.
He wrote lyrics for music, stories, and collaborated in successful plays. He is best remembered now, perhaps, for his satire on Oscar Wilde, "The Green Carnation" (1894), his novels that were made into films ("The Garden of Allah", "The Paradine Case") and the story "How Love Came to Professor Guildea," which has been frequently anthologized.
- The Paradine Case (1947) - writer: original novel
- The Paradine Case (Lux Radio Theater, 09/May/1949) - author
Hitchcock Fiction Anthologies
- "How Love Came to Professor Guildea" novella in Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (1957)
- "How Love Came to Professor Guildea" novella in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me (1963)