John Wain

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Birthday
14, 1925
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 24, 1994 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
14, 1925
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 24, 1994 (69)

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About

A Twentieth-century British poet, author, journalist, and literary critic, he is most famous for his 1982 novel, Young Shoulders, which was awarded the Whitbread Prize. His other notable works include Strike the Father Dead and Hurry on Down.

Before Fame

He graduated from St. John's College, Oxford. He published his debut novel, Hurry on Down, in 1953.

Trivia

He was associated with The Movement in post-war literature, as well as with a group of radical 1950s writers known as the Angry Young Men.

Family Life

He was raised in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He married in 1947.

Associated With

While at Oxford, he was a pupil of author C.S. Lewis.

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