Auberon Waugh

English journalist and novelist (1939–2001) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Auberon Alexander Waugh /ˈɔːbərən ˈwɔː/ (17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001) was an English journalist and novelist, and eldest son of the novelist Evelyn Waugh. He was widely known by his nickname "Bron".

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Auberon Waugh
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BornAuberon Alexander Waugh
(1939-11-17)17 November 1939
Dulverton, Somerset, England
Died16 January 2001(2001-01-16) (aged 61)
Combe Florey, Somerset, England
OccupationJournalist, novelist
EducationDownside School
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Period1960–2001
GenreNovel, journalism
Spouse
(m. 1961)
Children4, including Alexander and Daisy Waugh
ParentsEvelyn Waugh
Laura Herbert
RelativesArthur Waugh (paternal grandfather)
Aubrey Herbert (maternal grandfather)
Alec Waugh (paternal uncle)
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After a traditional classical education at Downside School, he was commissioned in the army during National Service, where he was badly injured in a shooting accident. He went on to study for a year at Oxford University.

At twenty, he launched his journalism career at the Telegraph Group, and also wrote for many other publications including Private Eye, in which he presented a profile that was half Tory grandee and half cheeky rebel. As a young man, Waugh wrote five well-received novels, but gave up fiction for fear of unfavourable comparisons with his father.

He and his wife Lady Teresa had four children and lived at Combe Florey House in Somerset.