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Clive James

AO CBE FRSL
Clive James' plaque in the Sydney Writer's Walk series at Circular Quay
Clive James' plaque in the Sydney Writer's Walk series at Circular Quay
Born Vivian Leopold James
(1939-10-07)7 October 1939
Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
Died 24 November 2019(2019-11-24) (aged 80)
Cambridge, England
Occupation Author, essayist, poet, broadcaster
Notable works Cultural Amnesia
Notable awards Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Literature
Spouse
Prudence Shaw (m. 1968)
Children Two, including Claerwen James

Clive James AO CBE (born Vivian Leopold James; 7 October 1939 – 24 November 2019) was an Australian writer, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist. He was best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs.

James was born in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales. He lived in the United Kingdom since 1961.

He had two children.

He was an atheist.

James was diagnosed with leukemia and emphysema in 2010.

James died on 24 November 2019 at his home in Cambridge.

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