Clive James

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Clive James
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
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.

Early life[change | change source]

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

Death[change | change source]

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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References[change | change source]

  1. "Discussion between Richard Dawkins and Clive James at the Edinburgh Book Festival". Richard Dawkins. Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. 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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