Kingsley Amis was born in London. He is renowned as one of the finest English comic novelists of the second half of the 20th century.
A novelist, poet and satirist, he wrote more than twenty novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short stories, as well as literary criticism. In 2008, the Times ranked Kingsley Amis 13th on their list of the 50 greatest British authors since 1945. He is the father of the acclaimed British novelist Martin Amis.