Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time's Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. He lives in New York.
Amis's nonpareil sentences brim with warmth, candour, soul... he has generously laid out this all-you-can-eat Amis buffet. Dig in. -- Janice Turner * The Times * Consistently intelligent and compulsively readable... [Amis] applies his insight and curiosity as a novelist to this stylish and genuine account of his development as a writer. The result reaches the heights of his finest work. * Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW* * Amis's prose, as you should know by now, has a rush and a power that sweeps you along like surf: you're never going to get a sentence that isn't pulling its weight... The scene at Hitchens's deathbed affected me more than anything else I can remember reading. -- Nicholas Lezard * Spectator * The Mick Jagger of literature... Amis is the most dazzling prose stylist in post-war British fiction. -- Mick Brown * Daily Telegraph * Warm, generous and deeply moving, whether on the subject of fatherhood, love or friendship (particularly with Christopher Hitchens). This is not only the best book Amis has written in years; it is up there with Money and London Fields as the finest work he's produced. -- Alex Preston * Observer *