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Sir Kingsley Amis
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Born in Clapham, London
Born on 28th of July 1902
Died on 17th of September 1994

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1902 - 1994. English novelist & poet.

Educated at St Johnís College, Oxford. Successful with his first novel Lucky Jim (1954), followed by That Uncertain Feeling (1956) and I Like It Here (1958). Later novels included Jakesís Thing (1978), The Folks That Live On The Hill (1990) and The Russian Girl (1992). Won the Booker Prize with The Old Devils (1986). Also published books of poetry and non-fiction works.

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