David Campbell

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Birthday
16, 1915
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jul 29, 1979 (64)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1915
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jul 29, 1979 (64)

About

Australian poet known for Deaths and Pretty Cousins, Encounters, Man in the Honeysuckle, and other poetry collections. He was the recipient of both the Grace Leven Prize and the Kenneth Slessor Prize.

Before Fame

He received his bachelor's degree from Jesus College, Cambridge, where he also excelled at rugby.

Trivia

He joined The Royal Australian Air Force in 1939.

Family Life

He married Bonnie Edith Lawrence in 1940 and had three children with her. Following his divorce, he wed Judith Anne Jones.

Associated With

He and Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White were literary contemporaries and fellow Australians.