Sir Kingsley Amis
(1922-1995)

novelist and Knight Bachelor (from 1990)

Died aged c. 73

Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (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, various short stories, radio and television scripts, along with works of social and literary criticism. According to his biographer, Zachary Leader, Amis was "the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century." He is the father of British novelist Martin Amis. In 2008, The Times ranked Kingsley Amis thirteenth on their list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Sir Kingsley Amis novelist 1922–95 born at this address. Used Norbury as inspiration for his books.

16 Buckingham Gardens, Norbury, London, United Kingdom where they was

Kingsley Amis 1922-1995 Novelist lived here 1951 -1956

24 The Grove, Uplands SA2 0QT, Swansea, United Kingdom where they was