Currently alive, at 69 years of age.
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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.