The official world, the corridors of power, the dilemmas of conscience and egotism – she disliked them all.
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|Birth:||15th October, 1905|
|Death:||1st July, 1980|
Charles Percy Snow was born in Leicester, England. He was an English physical chemist and novelist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. He is best known for his series of novels known collectively as Strangers and Brothers, and for The Two Cultures, a 1959 lecture in which he laments the gulf between scientists and "literary intellectuals". He read chemistry for two years and proceeded to a master's degree in physics. From Leicester, Snow gained a scholarship to Christ's College, Cambridge, and gained his PhD in physics. In 1930 he became a Fellow of Christ's College. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1943 New Year Honours. The Masters and The New Men were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1954. In 1974, Snow's novel In Their Wisdom was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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