Martin Amis

Born Aug 25, 1949

Martin Louis Amis FRSL is a British novelist, the author of many novels including Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He was the Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester, but stepped down at the end of the 2010/11 academic year. The Times named him in 2008 as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on August 25, 1949.


1965 15 Years Old In 1965, at age 15, he played John Thornton in the film version of Richard Hughes' A High Wind in Jamaica. … Read More


1989 39 Years Old …  The book was controversially omitted from the Booker Prize shortlist in 1989, because two panel members, Maggie Gee and Helen McNeil, disliked Amis's treatment of his female characters. "It was an incredible row", Martyn Goff, the Booker's director, told The Independent. "Maggie and Helen felt that Amis treated women appallingly in the book. … Read More


1991 41 Years Old Amis's 1991 novel, the short Time's Arrow, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. … Read More
1997 47 Years Old Amis's 1997 offering, the short novel Night Train, is narrated by the mannish American Detective Mike Hoolihan. … Read More


2000 - 2002 2 More Events
In 2003 Yellow Dog, Amis's first novel in six years, was published. … Read More
2007 57 Years Old 1 More Event
The Marxist critic Terry Eagleton, in the 2007 introduction to his work Ideology, singled out and attacked Amis for a particular quote (which Eagleton mistakenly attributed to one of Amis's essays), taken the day after the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot came to light, in an informal interview in The Times Magazine. … Read More
The new novel took some considerable time to write and was not published before the end of the decade. Instead, Amis's last published work of the 2000s was the 2008 journalism collection The Second Plane, a collection which compiled Amis's many writings on the events of 9/11 and the subsequent major events and cultural issues resulting from the War on Terror. … Read More


In 2010, after a long period of writing, rewriting, editing and revision, Amis published his long-awaited new long novel, The Pregnant Widow, which is concerned with the sexual revolution. … Read More
…  Amis served as the Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester until 2011. … Read More
In 2012 Amis published Lionel Asbo: State of England. … Read More
2014 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Amis's 2014 novel, The Zone of Interest, concerns the Holocaust, his second work of fiction to tackle the subject after Time's Arrow. … Read More
2015 65 Years Old In October 2015, he attacked Jeremy Corbyn in an article for the Sunday Times describing him as "humourless" and "under-educated". … Read More
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