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Leading industry figures have paid tribute to British author Martin Amis, who died on 19th May aged 73 at his home in Florida.
Amis published his first novel, The Rachel Papers, in 1973 with Jonathan Cape, aged 24. Other acclaimed works included the 1984 novel Money, Time’s Arrow (1991) and 2014's The Zone of Interest. His body of work spanned fifty years.
His UK editor Michal Shavit said: “It’s hard to imagine a world without Martin Amis in it. He was the king – a stylist extraordinaire, super cool, a brilliantly witty, erudite and fearless writer, and a truly wonderful man. He has been so important and formative for so many readers and writers over the past half-century. Every time he published a new book it was an event. He will be remembered as one of the greatest writers of his time, and his books will stand the test of time alongside some of his favourite writers: Saul Bellow, John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov.”
Born 25th August 1949 in Oxford, Amis was the son of English novelist Kingsley Amis and Hilary Ann Bardwell. After attending a host of different schools in his youth, Amis attended Exeter College, at Oxford University, where he graduated with a first in English.
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