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Amis, Martin Louis

Born: 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Novelists


1949 - Martin Amis was born on the 25th of August in Cardiff, South Wales.

1958 - He attended Swansea Grammar School. After the success of his father's novel Lucky Jim, he was able to go to the United States.

1962 - He went to study at Westminster School and graduated at Exter College in Oxford with a degree in English.

         - He was introduced to Jane Austen by his stepmother, Elizabeth which he mentions as his first and earliest influenced.

1973 - He won the Somerset Maugham Award with his first novel entitled The Rachel Papers.

1976 - At the young age of 27, he became literary editor of The New Statesman.

1984 - He married Antonia Phillips.

1996 - He divorced Phillips which bore him two sons and two daughters.

1998 - After his failed marriage with Phillips, he married Isabel Fonseca.

2002 - Amis published Koba the Dread, which talks about the crimes of Stalinism.

2003 - He published his first novel in six years entitled Yellow Dog which was denounced by Tibor Fischer.

2006 - In mid-September, he published House of Meetings.

2007 - In February, he was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.


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