The novelist must be his own most harsh critic and also his own most loving admirer – and about both he must say nothing.
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|11th August, 1913
|31st May, 1991
|Novelist, Professor, Writer
Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson was born in Bexhill, Sussex, England. He was an English novelist and short story writer. He was awarded the 1958 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot and later received a knighthood for his services to literature. He was educated at Westminster School and Merton College, Oxford, and in 1937 became a librarian in the British Museum's Department of Printed Books, working on the new General Catalogue. Wilson's first publication was a collection of short stories, The Wrong Set, followed quickly by the daring novel Hemlock and After, which was a great success, prompting invitations to lecture in Europe. He was Professor of English Literature at the University of East Anglia from 1966 to 1978, and jointly helped to establish their creative writing course at masters level in 1970, which was then a groundbreaking initiative in the United Kingdom.
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