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Kingsley Amis


(Kingsley William Amis)
UK flag (1922 - 1995)
Father of Martin Amis, husband of Elizabeth Jane Howard

aka Robert Markham, William Tanner

Sir Kingsley Amis, who died in October 1995, was born in London in 1922. In 1954 his first novel, 'Lucky Jim', burst onto the literary scene with extraordinary force, gaining him instant fame and notoriety as one of the most prominent of the so-called 'angry young men'. He went on to write over twenty novels (winning the Booker Prize in 1986 for 'The Old Devils'), and many volumes of poetry and non-fiction. He was knighted in 1991. His last novel, 'The Biographer's Moustache', was published in September 1995.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Thriller
 
Series
Jim Dixon
   Lucky Jim (1954)
   That Uncertain Feeling (1955)
   I Like it Here (1958)
   Lucky Jim's Politics (1968)
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Novels
   My Enemy's Enemy (1962)
   One Fat Englishman (1963)
   The Egyptologists (1965) (with Robert Conquest)
   The Anti-Death League (1966)
   I Want It Now (1968)
   The Green Man (1969)
   Girl, 20 (1971)
   Dear Illusion (1972)
   The Riverside Villas Murder (1973)
   Ending Up (1974)
   The Crime of the Century (1975)
   The Alteration (1976)
   The Darkwater Hall Mystery (1978)
   Jake's Thing (1978)
   Russian Hide-and-Seek (1980)
   Stanley and the Women (1984)
   The Old Devils (1986)
   The Folks That Live On the Hill (1990)
   We Are All Guilty (1991)
   The Russian Girl (1992)
   The Biographer's Moustache (1995)
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Collections
   Bright November (poems) (1947)
   A Frame of Mind (poems) (1953)
   Poems: Fantasy Portraits (poems) (1954)
   A Case of Samples (poems) (1956)
   Poems (poems) (1962)
   A Look Round the Estate (poems) (1967)
   Collected Poems 1944-1979 (poems) (1979)
   Collected Short Stories (1980)
   Mr Barrett's Secret (1993)
   Complete Stories (2011)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   New Maps of Hell (1960)
   What Became of Jane Austen? (1970)
   Tennyson (1972)
   On Drink (1972)
   Rudyard Kipling and his World (1975)
   Harold's Years (1977)
   An Arts Policy? (1979)
   Every Day Drinking (1983)
   How's Your Glass? (1984)
   The Great British Songbook (1986) (with James Cochrane)
   The Amis Collection (1990)
   Memoirs (1991)
   Kingsley Amis in Life and Letters (1991)
   You Can't Do Both (1994)
   The King's English (1997)
   The Letters of Kingsley Amis (2000)
   Conversations with Kingsley Amis (2009)
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
James Bond Non Fiction
   The Book of Bond (1965) (as by William Tanner)
   The James Bond Dossier (1965)
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James Bond
   15. Colonel Sun (1968) (as by Robert Markham)
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Kingsley Amis recommends
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The Alternative Detective (1993)
(Hob Draconian, book 1)
Robert Sheckley
"Always he crackles with ideas."
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The Xanadu Talisman (1981)
(Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin, book 9)
Peter O'Donnell
"One of the great partnerships in fiction, bearing comparison with that of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson."
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Day Million (1970)
Frederik Pohl
"The most consistently able writer science fiction, in the modern sense, has yet produced."

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Anthologies containing stories by Kingsley Amis
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Sherlock (2015)
edited by
Otto Penzler
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The Road to Science Fiction 5 (1998)
The British Way
(Road to Science Fiction, book 5)
edited by
James Gunn
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Fools, Knaves, and Heroes (1989)
Great Political Short Stories
edited by
Jeffrey Archer and Simon Bainbridge

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