British author Martin Amis has died at the age of 73.

British author Martin Amis has died at the age of 73.
Martin Amis in 1996

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British writer Martin Amis, 73, has died. This was announced by his wife. He died of esophageal cancer at his home in Florida. He was the son of Kingsley Amis, another famous British writer.

Martin Amis made his debut in 1973 with distinction Rachel leaves And he was immediately awarded an important British prize for literature. The title of his second novel dead children It caused such a stir that his publisher changed it to hidden secrets.

It appeared in 1984 money (published in Dutch as money), that when shown by Watchman Immediately among the best novels in the English language. Another known work of his from that period is London fields.

Sarcastic, erudite and gloomy

New York times He describes Amis’ work in the 1980s and 1990s as satirical, erudite, and somber, but also witty. He is often mentioned in the list of authors such as Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie and Christopher Hitchens.

excludes money Other novels by Amis have also appeared in Dutch, such as time arrow (1991), night house (2006), area of ​​interest (2014) and first hand (2020).

In total, Amis wrote about fifteen novels. Published in 2014 area of ​​interest The film is about a Nazi officer who falls in love with the wife of the camp commandant at Auschwitz. British director Jonathan Glazer used the book for the film of the same name, which premiered yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival.

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