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Nigel Dennis (1912 - )
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Nigel Dennis was born in 1912 and spent his early childhood in Northern Rhodesia. At fifteen he went to live in Kitzbuhel in the Austrian Tyrol, and continued his education at a German progressive school. Eventually he went to New York and became a film reviewer and later Assistant Editor and Book Review Editor of the New Republic. He joined the staff of Time magazine and came to England in 1949 as Contributing Editor, writing regular reviews of English and Continental books. From 1960 to 1970 he worked for Encounter, first as a drama critic and later as Joint Editor. Since 1961 he has been Staff Book Reviewer for the Sunday Telegraph (this information as of 1966). He started publishing stories when he was 14, and since then has contributed to many magazines. His books include two novels, Boys and Girls Come Out to Play and Cards of Identity. He has also written plays, poems, and essays.