Kingsley Amis

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Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English writer, critic and teacher. He was associated with the "angry young men" of 1950s British writers. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1986 for The Old Devils, Amis was ranked the in The Times of London's list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.[1] He was knighted in 1990.

Amis was also an atheist.[2]

Kingsley Amis was a serial adulterer and drunkard,[3] writing in a memoir: "Now and then I become conscious of having the reputation of being one of the great drinkers, if not one of the great drunks, of our time".[4]

He was the father of novelist Martin Amis.

Selected Works

  • Lucky Jim (1954)
  • That Uncertain Feeling (1956)
  • I Like It Here (1958)
  • The Green Man (1969)
  • On Drink (1972)
  • Ending Up (1974)
  • Jake's Thing (1978)
  • Collected Poems, 1944-78 (1979)
  • The Old Devils (1986)
  • Memoirs (1991)