Martin Amis


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Martin Louis Amis (25 August 1949) is a British novelist. His best-known novels are Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been listed for the Booker Prize twice to date (shortlisted in 1991 for Time's Arrow and longlisted in 2003 for Yellow Dog)). Amis served as the Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre ... more »

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  • ''Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.''
    Martin Amis (b. 1949), British author. Einstein's Monsters, introduction (1987).
  • ''Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.''
    Martin Amis (b. 1949), British author. Einstein's Monsters, Introduction (1987).
  • ''For myself and my loved ones, I want the heat, which comes at the speed of light. I don't want to have to hang about for the blast, which idles along at the speed of sound.''
    Martin Amis (b. 1949), British author. Einstein's Monsters, introduction (1987).
  • ''Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.''
    Martin Amis (b. 1949), British author. Novelists in Interview, ed. John Haffenden (1985).
  • ''Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.''
    Martin Amis (b. 1949), British author. Novelists in Interview, ed. John Haffenden (1985).
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