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Sir Kingsley Amis was born in 1922. He was the author of twenty-two novels, as well as numerous collections of short stories and non-fiction writings, anthologies of poetry and prose, and books on subjects as diverse as drinking, James Bond and science fiction. His first, hugely successful, novel Lucky Jim was published in 1954, and in 1986 he won the Booker Prize for The Old Devils. He died in 1995.