1911 - Allen was born in Aston, Birmingham on February 23, 1911.
1932 - Attended King Edward's Grammar School and graduated from the University of Birmingham.
1938 - Wrote the novel entitled Innocence is Drowned.
1939 - Wrote the novel entitled Blind man's ditch.
1940 - Wrote the novel entitled Living Space.
1946 - Wrote the two novels entitled The Black Country and Rogue Elephant.
1954 - Wrote the classic study entitled The English Novel.
1967 - Became Professor of English Studies at the University of Ulster.
1981 - Wrote his autobiography entitled As I Walked Down New Grub Street.
1995 - Died in London on February 28, 1995.
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