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Martin Amis was born in Oxford, England, in 1949, the son of the novelist Kingsley Amis. After a childhood spent in several different countries, he was educated at Oxford University, where he took a B.A. with honors in 1971. He was an editorial assistant at the Times Literary Supplement from 1972 to 1975, then spent some time as assistant literary editor at the New Statesman.

In 1973 Amis's first novel was published, establishing him as one of the freshest and most exciting young writers in England. Since that time he has produced eight more novels, three volumes of journalism, and a screenplay, Saturn 3. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines. Amis lives in London and has two sons.

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