Martin Amis was born in Oxford in 1949. He wrote and published his first novel, The Rachel Papers, while working as an editorial assistant at the Times Literary Supplement. The novel won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1974 and was followed by Dead Babies in 1975.
He was Literary Editor of the New Statesman between 1977 and 1979. His novel Time’s Arrow, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
He is a regular contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and journals, including the Sunday Times, The Observer, the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times. He was awarded an honorary LittD by the University of East Anglia in 2000.
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