British novelist Martin Amis and actress Lauren Bacall on this edition of Fresh Air
. Martin Amis is considered one of the leading British writers of the late-twentieth century and one of the most controversial. His books include Night Train
, Money: A Suicide Note
, The Information
, and London Fields
. His memoir, Experience
, is now out in paperback. Much of it is about his father, the late writer Kingsley Amis. Lauren Bacall is a legend, though she doesn't like to think of herself as such. She's been a star of stage and screen for nearly sixty years, was married to Humphrey Bogart, and won the National Book Award for her 1978 autobiography By Myself
. This weekend, Bacall is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth annual Tony Awards Party, which takes place Sunday June 3 2001. (Broadcast Date: June 1, 2001)
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