Martin Amis, whose 15 novels have been must-read books for British fiction lovers, died Friday at residence in Lake Price, Florida of esophageal most cancers.. He was 73.
Amis’s best-known work is a trilogy of novels: Cash: A Suicide Observe (1985), London Fields (1990) and The Info (1995). He additionally had a memoir, Expertise, (2000).
A movie adaptation of his Zone of Curiosity, a Holocaust drama, is screening at this 12 months’s Cannes Movie Competition, and is taken into account one of many front-runners for the occasion’s Palme d’Or, its highest honor. The movie is written and directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Amis’s father was writer Kingsley Amis, a part of the group of writers generally known as the Offended Younger Males within the Fifties. He was finest identified for Fortunate Jim. (1954).
The 2 had a rivalry, riven by political variations. But Martin Amis acknowledged that his father’s prominence performed a task in his personal success.
Amis’s most up-to-date e book was 2020’s Inside Story, shortlisted for the Nationwide E book Critics’ Circle award for fiction. It was termed a “novelized autobiography” which options writing suggestions alongside recollections of fellow writers and mates Christopher Hitchens, Saul Bellow and Philip Larkin.
Amis is survived by his spouse and a number of other youngsters.