British science fiction author who wrote A Clockwork Orange and the Enderby series. He won the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres distinction of France.
He wrote his first symphony at age eighteen and wrote over 250 musical works over his lifetime.
His novel, A Clockwork Orange, focused on juvenile delinquency and psychopathy and was adapted into a cult classic film directed by the brilliant Stanley Kubrick.
In 1942, his then-pregnant wife, Llewela, was beaten up by four GI deserters in her home, and later lost her child. This tragic event informed Burgess' depiction of violence in A Clockwork Orange. After his marriage to Llewela, he was married to Liliana Macellari from 1968 until his death. He had a son named Andrew.
He once wrote a study on the Irish author, James Joyce, entitled ReJoyce.