Martin Amis

Shelf conscious: I had no idea I was such a show-off

25 May 2019 9:00 am

I’ve just had new bookshelves put up in the hall, a whole wall-full of them, and for the first time…

A biographer’s tale: beware of meeting your literary heroes

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Germaine Greer described biographers as ‘vultures’. I prefer to think of myself as a version of Philip Marlowe or Sam…

More books of the year

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Daniel Swift I spent too much of this (and last) year reading anaemic updatings of Shakespeare plays: pale novels which…

The hatred that Martin Amis and Jeremy Corbyn have in common

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Everyone loves an underdog. It doesn’t matter how incompetent they might be — indeed, incompetence works in their favour. You…

The theory wars have ended in stalemate

18 April 2015 9:00 am

State-of-criticism overviews and assessments almost always strike a bleak note —the critical mind naturally angles towards pessimism — so it…