Clive James

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Clive James
BornVivian Leopold James
(1939-10-07) 7 October 1939 (age 79)
Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
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) is 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 is an atheist.[1]

James was diagnosed with leukemia and emphysema in 2010. He is terminally ill.[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. Clive James saying goodbye

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