Martin Amis is a British novelist best known for writing Money and London Fields. He was honored as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience. Additionally, he was named as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 by The Times.

Amis was born in Oxford, England and his father was an English novelist as well. Sir Kingsley Amis was his father and his mother was Hilary A Bardwell, the daughter of a Ministry of Agriculture civil servant. He attended numerous schools before his father’s writing success sent the family to Princeton, New Jersey. He would attend Exeter College, Oxford where he would graduate with a “Congratulatory” First in English. After college, he would go to work at The Times Literary Supplement and later became literary editor of the New Statesman.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Einstein's Monsters (1987)Description / Buy at
Two Stories (1994)Description / Buy at
God's Dice (1995)Description / Buy at
Heavy Water and Other Stories (1998)Description / Buy at
Vintage Amis (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Invasion of the Space Invaders (1982)Description / Buy at
The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America (1986)Description / Buy at
Visiting Mrs. Nabokov (1993)Description / Buy at
Experience (2000)Description / Buy at
The War against Cliché (2001)Description / Buy at
Koba the Dread (2002)Description / Buy at
Pornoland (2004)Description / Buy at
The Second Plane (2008)Description / Buy at
The Rub of Time (2017)Description / Buy at
The Gamblers (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

London Review of Books: Anthology 1(1981)Description / Buy at
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists(1983)Description / Buy at
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories(1987)Description / Buy at
Friendship(1990)Description / Buy at
Splatterpunks II(1993)Description / Buy at
Granta 13: After the Revolution(1999)Description / Buy at
The Vintage Book of Amnesia(2000)Description / Buy at
Writing on the Edge(2010)Description / Buy at
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Description / Buy at

If You Like Martin Amis Books, You’ll Love…

Money is Amis’ most popular novel and the first in the London Trilogy. The book tells the story of John Self, one of the top commercial director’s in London, who is given the chance to make a feature film. The movie is alternately titled Good Money and Bad Money, and as he’s making it he’s talking money and spending money to get the job done. Self finds himself circling down a spiral of degeneracy with of drinking, sex, drugs, and excessive quantities of fast food, and finds it increasingly hard to escape from this life.

Amis is also the author of The Zone of Interest. This book is set as a love story, but takes place in a wholly unromantic and depressing setting. The story tells three interwoven stories of Thomsen, Doll and Szmul from the perspective of the holocaust camps. The story is difficult for many, but the tale of Germans who are running the camp and the rubber factory attached to it falling in love is a rewarding and powerful read.

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