"Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), critic and writer"

Cyril Vernon Connolly saw more definite success with his work as a crtitic than he did as an author (he wrote only one novel - 'The Rock Pool') and was editor of the literary Horizon magazine (1940-1949).

Connolly contributed book reviews to the New Statesman (for which LMS also wrote) and was influenced quite a bit in his career by the publication's editor.

However, it was his wit and critiquing of others which made Connolly the influence he was and he certainly made an impression on many throughout his career.