Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd (born 5 June 1939) is an English novelist, biographer and critic.
Drabble was born in Sheffield, the second daughter of the advocate and novelist John F. Drabble and the teacher Kathleen Marie (née Bloor). Her elder sister is the novelist and critic Dame Antonia Byatt; their younger sister is the art historian Helen Langdon.
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''You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.''Margaret Drabble (b. 1939), British novelist. Quoted in Observer (London, October 6, 1991).