Martin Amis's biographer is overawed

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May 2012, no. 341

Martin Amis's biographer is overawed

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May 2012, no. 341

Jane Sullivan

 

Martin Amis: The Biography
by Richard Bradford
Constable, $34.99 hb, 440 pp, 9781849017015

 

I once had a vague fantasy that Martin Amis and I should get married. He was cool and handsome, and we had so much in common. We were about the same age; we had both read English at Oxford. My father worked as a cartoonist at the New Statesman when Martin was literary editor. I was mad about books and writing; Martin, in his early twenties, was already a famous novelist. Perfect match.

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