The writer and public intellectual Martin Amis died May 19. He was 73.
Amis broke into the literary scene in the 1970s, and by the time his London trilogy — Money, London Fields, and The Information — came out in the 1980s and 1990s, people had started to think of him as “the author” and “the standard for authorhood.”
This hour, an appreciation of Martin Amis and a look back at his 2018 appearance on this show.
- Martin Amis: The author of 15 novels, two short story collections, a memoir, and seven books of nonfiction
- Dan Kois: An editor and writer at Slate and cohost of the podcast The Martin Chronicles; his most recent book is the novel Vintage Contemporaries
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