Martin Amis
AUTHOR

Martin Amis

Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist. His best-known novels are Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been listed for the Booker Prize twice to date (shortlisted in 1991 for Time's Arrow and longlisted in 2003 for Yellow Dog). Amis served as the Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester until 2011. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

Amis's work centres on the excesses of late-capitalist Western society, whose perceived absurdity he often satirises through grotesque caricature; he has been portrayed as a master of what the New York Times called "the new unpleasantness". Inspired by Saul Bellow, Vladimir Nabokov, and James Joyce, as well as by his father Kingsley Amis, Amis himself went on to influence many successful British novelists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including Will Self and Zadie Smith.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Read more Read less

Best Sellers

    • London Fields

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96

    The murderee is Nicola Six, a "black hole" of sex and self-loathing who is intent on orchestrating her own extinction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Gary Regan on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Money

    • A Suicide Note
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 335

    The story of John Self and his insatiable appetite for money, alcohol, drugs, porn, and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Offensive as hell, insightfull, and brave

    • By Linda on 09-06-16
    • A Suicide Note
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 455 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Time's Arrow

    • Or the Nature of the Offense
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Martin Amis turns to a tricky literary conceit to tell the story of an ex-Nazi.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A minor experiment from a very good author.

    • By Darwin8u on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Zone of Interest

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131

    The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the performance is excellent, superb

    • By john on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lionel Asbo

    • State of England
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious "Anti-Social Behaviour Order"), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jēz...us! Just don't buy it for your Grans.

    • By Darwin8u on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Night Train

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Linda Hamilton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A 15-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fabulous narration

    • By meredith on 05-10-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Pregnant Widow

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The year is 1970, and it's a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, caustic, hilarious

    • By Rob Holland on 09-22-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Second Plane

    • September 11, Terror, and Boredom
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Martin Amis here gathers 14 pieces that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of the most momentous event of our time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Second Plane

    • By Roy on 05-27-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • House of Meetings

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    There were conjugal visits in the slave camps of the USSR. Women would travel continental distances in the hope of spending a night with their particular enemy of the people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Martin Amis at the height of his powers; wonderous

    • By Todd on 06-16-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Heavy Water and Other Stories

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove, Judy Geeson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    From the celebrated author of London Fields come these 8 unforgettable and imaginative short stories....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Overrated

    • By Tim on 05-28-04

    Regular price: $17.95

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.