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V S Pritchett
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Born in Ipswich, Suffolk
Born on 16th of December 1900
Died on 20th of March 1997

Born 1900. Died 1997 - English writer and critic.

Published his first novel Claire Drummer in 1929, followed by Nothing Like Leather (1935) and Dead Man Leading (1937). Lectured widely as a literary critic. Critical works include The Living Novel (1946) and Books in General (1953). Also wrote short stories and two autobiographies. Knighted in 1975, Companion of Honour in 1993.

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