English novelist, poet, critic, teacherwd:Q220078
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: St John's College
occupation: science fiction writer, poet, short story writer, novelist, literary critic, writer, journalist, teacher, screenwriter, autobiographer
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Cholmondeley Award, John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Booker Prize, Knight Bachelor
Sir Kingsley William Amis (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, short stories, radio and television scripts, and works of social and literary criticism. He is best known for satirical comedies such as Lucky Jim (1954), One Fat Englishman (1963), Ending Up (1974), Jake's Thing (1978) and The Old Devils (1986). His biographer, Zachary Leader, called Amis "the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century." He is the father of the novelist Martin Amis. In 2008, The Times ranked him ninth on a list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
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