Sir Kingsley Amis, CBE

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Kingsley Amis, CBE

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Clapham, London, Middlesex, England UK
Death: October 22, 1995 (73)
St. Pancras Hospital, Camden, London, Middlesex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of William Robert Amis and Rosa Annie Amis
Ex-husband of Hilary Ann, Baroness Kilmarnock and Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE
Father of Martin Louis Amis and Sally Amis

Occupation: novelist, poet, critic, and teacher
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About Sir Kingsley Amis, CBE

Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short stories, radio and television scripts, along with works of social and literary criticism. According to his biographer, Zachary Leader, Amis was "the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century." He was the father of English novelist Martin Amis.

In 2008, The Times ranked Kingsley Amis ninth on their list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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Sir Kingsley Amis, CBE's Timeline

April 16, 1922
London, Middlesex, England UK
August 25, 1949
Age 27
Age 31
October 22, 1995
Age 73
London, Middlesex, England UK