Summary: British author whose 2001 ambiguous memoir Misadventures had stirred up a brief literary conflict (Was it an existential classic, a work of dry, mordant wit that pricked the fakery in most celebrity-memoir writing? Or was it just what it seemed - unremitting tedium and banality?) as a plainly written, deadpan chronicle of an ordinary, mostly uneventful life.
Cause of Death: Pulmonary disease
Born: May 2, 1945
Died: February 23, 2013
Location: London, England