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Martin Amis

Biography

Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of 14 novels, most recently THE ZONE OF INTEREST; the memoir EXPERIENCE; two collections of stories; and six works of nonfiction. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Martin Amis

Books by Martin Amis

by Martin Amis - Fiction, Literary

This novel had its birth in the death of Martin Amis's closest friend, the incomparable Christopher Hitchens. From their early days as young magazine staffers in London, reviewing romantic entanglements and the latest literary gossip, Hitch was Amis's wingman and adviser, especially in the matter of the alluringly amoral Phoebe Phelps --- an obsession Amis must somehow put behind him if he is ever to find love, marriage, a plausible run at happiness. Other significant figures competing as Amis's main influencers are his father, Kingsley; his hero Saul Bellow; the weirdly self-finessing poet Philip Larkin; and significant literary women from Iris Murdoch to Elizabeth Jane Howard. Moving among these greats to set his own path, Amis's quest is a tender, witty exploration of the hardest questions: how to live, how to grieve, and how to die.

by Martin Amis - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul --- it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn't look at it without turning away. The king couldn't look at it. The courtiers couldn't look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for 60 seconds without turning away. And no one could.

by Martin Amis - Fiction

Just as the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine begins to lead a gentler, healthier life, his uncle Lionel --- once again in a London prison --- wins £140 million in the lottery. Upon his release, Lionel hires a public relations firm and begins dating a topless model and “poet.” Strangely, however, Lionel's true nature remains uncompromised, while his problems --- and therefore also Desmond's --- seem only to multiply.