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Amis, Kingsley William, Sir

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Critics, Novelists, Poets, Satirists

1922 – Amis was born on the 16th of April in Clapham, South London.

1930 – He studied at the City Of London.

1941 – He attended St. John’s College Oxford and met Philip Larkin.

1942 – He entered the Army in July serving in the Royal Corps of Signlas in World War II.

1945 – In October, he returned to Oxford to finish his degree.

1946 – He met Hilary Bardwell while studying in Oxford.

1948 – He married Hilary Bardwell and became a lecturer in English at the University of Wales Swansea.

1958 – He made a visit to the United States where he became Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at Princeton University.

1961 – After 13 years of working at Swansea, he resigned and became a fellow of Peterhouse at Cambridge.

1963 – Amis was conducting an affair with the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard and was discovered by Hilary. He and Hilary separated and went to live with Jane.

1990 – Amis received his Knighthood.

1995 – In August, he had a fall which became a suspected stroke. His condition worsened after his apparent recovery. He died on the 22nd of October.

         – Father of the Martin Amis, a British Novelist.