He wrote his first symphony at age eighteen and wrote over 250 musical works over his lifetime.
About Anthony Burgess
British science fiction author who wrote A Clockwork Orange and the Enderby series. He won the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres distinction of France.
In 1942, his then-pregnant wife, Llewela, was beaten up by four GI deserters in her home, and later lost her child. This tragic event informed Burgess' depiction of violence in A Clockwork Orange. After his marriage to Llewela, he was married to Liliana Macellari from 1968 until his death. He had a son named Andrew.
Friends and colleagues
He once wrote a study on the Irish author, James Joyce, entitled ReJoyce.
His novel, A Clockwork Orange, focused on juvenile delinquency and psychopathy and was adapted into a cult classic film directed by the brilliant Stanley Kubrick.