Monday, January 19, 2009

Sir V.S. Pritchett

Sir Victor Sawdon Pritchett CH CBE (December 16, 1900 - March 20, 1997), was a British writer and critic. He was particularly known for his short stories, collected in a number of volumes. His most famous books are the memoirs A Cab at the Door (1968) and Midnight Oil (1971).

Pritchett was knighted in 1975 for his services to literature and became Companion of Honour in 1993. His awards include Heinemann Award (1969), PEN Award (1974), W.H. Smith Literary Award (1990), and Golden Pen Award (1993). He died of a stroke in London on March 20, 1997.