Born: April 16, 1922
Died: October 22, 1995
Occupation: Novelist, poet, critic, teacher
Biography: Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short stories, radio and television scripts, along with works of social and literary criticism. According to his biographer, Zachary Leader, Amis was the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century.