Clive James

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Clive James
AO, CBE
BornVivian Leopold James
(1939-10-07)7 October 1939
Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
Died24 November 2019(2019-11-24) (aged 80)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
OccupationEssayist, poet, broadcaster
NationalityAustralian
Notable worksCultural Amnesia Unreliable Memoirs
SpousePrudence A. ("Prue") Shaw
ChildrenClaerwen James
Lucinda James awards = Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Literature

Clive James AO CBE (born Vivian Leopold James; 7 October 1939 – 24 November 2019) was an Australian writer, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist. He is best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs.

James was born in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales. He has lived in the United Kingdom since 1961. He has two children. He was an atheist.[1]

James was diagnosed with leukemia and emphysema in 2010. He died on 24 of November 2019 in Cambridge at the age of 80.[2]

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  1. "Discussion between Richard Dawkins and Clive James at the Edinburgh Book Festival". Richard Dawkins. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  2. "Poet, critic and broadcaster Clive James has died at the age of 80". Claire McKim. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

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