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Amis, Kingsley

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Amis, Kingsley (1922–95) English novelist, 

father of Martin Amis. Amis' debut novel Lucky Jim (1954) is a classic of post-1945 British fiction. A sparkling satire on academia, it established Amis as one of the Angry Young Men. Other novels include That Uncertain Feeling (1955), Take a Girl Like You (1960), One Fat Englishman (1963), Girl, 20 (1971), and Stanley and the Women (1984). Amis wrote a James Bond novel, Colonel Sun (1968), under the pseudonym Robert Markham. His tragicomedy The Old Devils (1986) won the Booker Prize.

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