Edmund Hodgson Yates (1831-1894) was a British novelist and dramatist. He worked as a journalist, mainly as a dramatic writer, and also wrote many dramatic pieces and some novels, including Black Sheep (1867) and Running the Gauntlet (1865). He was perhaps best known as editor of The World society journal. He was also the author of and performed in Invitations at Egyptian Hall, London, which ran in 1862-1863. He wrote his autobiography titled Edmund Yates, His Recollections and Experiences (1885). Amongst his other works are After Office Hours (1861), Land At Last (1866), The Rock Ahead (1869), The Impending Sword (1874), Silent Witness (1875) and The Business of Pleasure (1879).