logo
livingroom

decorative bar

biographies


corner Last update of this page: June 9th 2003 corner
Colin MacInnes
(1914 - 1976) U.K. - Australia

Colin MacInnes

Writer

separator

The son of the novelist Angela Thirkell, he was brought up in Australia for a time. MacInnes attended art school, and was in the army during WWII, before he embarked upon a career as a writer and journalist. He became well known with his novels of youth and black immigrant culture, indicating his fascination with "the other" and the boys.

City of Spades (1957) and Absolute Beginners (1957) describe life in London's Notting Hill, specifically a new Bohemian culture of drugs, drink, homosexuality, and jazz clubs.

separator

Source: Gabriele Griffin, Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay and Writing, Routledge, London, 2002

Click on the letter M to go back to the list of names

corner © Matt & Andrej Koymasky, 1997 - 2008 corner