28 Nov 2019

Australian broadcaster Clive James dies aged 80

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 28 November 2019

Clive James, the Australian writer and broadcaster known around the world for his dry wit, has died at the age of 80.

The author and critic rose to prominence delivering his wry commentary in such shows as Clive James on Television.

He was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010.

In 2015 he spoke to Kim Hill about his latest collection of poetry, Sentenced to Life.

He told Kim he had found his ambition to write at university.

As well as his broadcasting roles James was a prolific author writing columns, multitudes of books and poems.

Here are some of his famous quotes: "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." and "Fiction is life with the dull bits left out".