Clive James

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Birthday
7, 1939
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1939 (age 78)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Australian-born author and television personality who is best known for his Unreliable Memoirs book series. His other works include the 2007 non-fiction book, Cultural Amnesia, as well as the 1977 poetry collection, Fan-mail: Seven Verse Letters.

Before Fame

He worked as a newspaper editor for the Sydney Morning Herald before becoming The Observer's TV critic in the early 1970s. He studied English Literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Trivia

He was given the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to literature and media.

Family Life

He was born Vivian Leopold James in Sydney, Australia. He later relocated to England and had two children, Claerwen and Lucinda, with his wife, Prue Shaw.

Associated With

He was friends with Princess Diana and wrote the article, "I wish I'd Never Met Her," after her untimely death.