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Kingsley William Amis CBE (1922 - 1995)

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Sir Kingsley William Amis CBE
Born in Clapham, South London, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1965 (to 1983) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in London, Englandmap
Profile last modified 20 May 2020 | Created 17 May 2018
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Biography

knighted in 1990

died at St Pancras Hospital, London. Cremated: ashes rest at Golders Green Crematorium

Bibliography

  • Poetry
    • 1947 Bright November
    • 1953 A Frame of Mind
    • 1954 Poems: Fantasy Portraits
    • 1956 A Case of Samples: Poems 1946–1956
    • 1962 The Evans County
    • 1968 A Look Round the Estate: Poems, 1957–1967
    • 1979 Collected Poems 1944–78
  • Novels
    • c.1948 The Legacy (unpublished)
    • 1954 Lucky Jim
    • 1955 That Uncertain Feeling
    • 1958 I Like It Here
    • 1960 Take a Girl Like You
    • 1963 One Fat Englishman
    • 1965 The Egyptologists (with Robert Conquest)
    • 1966 The Anti-Death League
    • 1968 Colonel Sun: a James Bond Adventure (pseud. Robert Markham)
    • 1968 I Want It Now
    • 1969 The Green Man
    • 1971 Girl, 20
    • 1973 The Riverside Villas Murder
    • 1974 Ending Up
    • 1975 The Crime of the Century
    • 1976 The Alteration
    • 1978 Jake's Thing
    • 1980 Russian Hide-and-Seek
    • 1984 Stanley and the Women
    • 1986 The Old Devils
    • 1988 Difficulties with Girls
    • 1990 The Folks That Live on the Hill
    • 1991 We Are All Guilty
    • 1992 The Russian Girl
    • 1994 You Can't Do Both
    • 1995 The Biographer's Moustache
    • c.1995 Black and White (unfinished)[35]
  • Short fiction collections
    • 1962 My Enemy's Enemy
    • 1980 Collected Short Stories
    • 1991 Mr Barrett's Secret and Other Stories
  • Other short fiction
    • 1960 "Hemingway in Space" (short story), Punch December 1960
  • Non-fiction
    • 1957 Socialism and the Intellectuals, a Fabian Society pamphlet
    • 1960 New Maps of Hell: A Survey of Science Fiction
    • 1965 The James Bond Dossier
    • 1965 The Book of Bond, or Every Man His Own 007 (pseud. Lt.-Col William ('Bill') Tanner)
    • 1970 What Became of Jane Austen?, and Other Questions
    • 1972 On Drink
    • 1974 Rudyard Kipling and His World
    • 1983 Everyday Drinking
    • 1984 How's Your Glass?
    • 1990 The Amis Collection
    • 1991 Memoirs
    • 1997 The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage (name in part a pun as he was sometimes called "Kingers" or "The King" by friends and family, as told by his son Martin in his memoir Experience)
    • 2001 The Letters of Kingsley Amis, Edited by Zachary Leader
    • 2008 Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis, Introduction by Christopher Hitchens (an omnibus edition of On Drink, Everyday Drinking and How's Your Glass?)
  • Editor
    • 1967 Spectrum V : a fifth science fiction anthology (ed. with Robert Conquest)
    • 1978 The New Oxford Book of Light Verse (ed.)

Sources

  • England & Wales birth registration: Wandsworth [district], Volume 1d, Page 1068, June quarter 1922, mother's maiden name LUCAS

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