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Amis, Kingsley William, Sir

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Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Critics, Novelists, Poets, Satirists

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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.


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