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Martin Amis: "For months now I’ve been trying to penetrate the bristling bastion of William Faulkner. He is like Joyce — all genius and no talent."

Martin Amis By the Book: "I like fiction that makes me welcome, and I’m quickly exasperated by the freakish, the introverted and above all the compulsively obscure." | @nytimes 

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By the Book: "I like fiction that makes me welcome, and I’m quickly exasperated by the freakish, the introverted and above all the compulsively obscure," says Martin Amis

Martin Amis is living proof that all will be forgiven if you simply never write a boring sentence

"I don’t care. I did when I was much younger: it would have simplified things if I had won it...But it had no authority and has even less authority now.” @annemcelvoy  asks Martin Amis how he feels about the Booker Prize for fiction, on “The Economist Asks”

British writer Martin Amis tells @annemcelvoy  that although he has lived in America for almost a decade, he won’t be speaking "American". “I think you have to be very weak-minded if you're English to take on an American accent, or the other way around.”

On “The Economist Asks” podcast, writer Martin Amis tells @annemcelvoy  which characters in his latest book are based on real people, and which are fiction

In his writing about Christopher Hitchens in "Inside Story," Martin Amis "accesses a depth of feeling and a plainness of language entirely new to his work," says @parul_sehgal 

On “The Economist Asks” podcast with @AnneMcElvoy , Martin Amis reflects on a lifetime of writing

“It's a great besetting weakness of the novel, that it's very hard to write about something positive and make it vivid or even visible on the page.” On “The Economist Asks” podcast with @annemcelvoy , Martin Amis reflects on a lifetime of writing

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“Your vocabulary starts to shrink when you get to around 65-70, that is universal and there's no way around that. That’s quite an ominous fact, that your powers are being attacked.” Martin Amis on what it’s like to grow up and “decline” in the public eye

New biographies shed light on Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath and the Beatles, plus the latest fiction from Tana French, Martin Amis, and Sayaka Murata: here’s what to watch for in October

"Losing a parent is something like driving through a plate-glass window. You didn’t know it was there until it shattered, and then for years to come you’re picking up the pieces—down to the last glassy splinter." —Saul Bellow in a letter to Martin Amis, 13th March 1996

“The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone.” —Martin Amis

Ilie Nastase's abhorrent behavior this week is reminder not to foggily nostalgize "personalities" of tennis past. Take it away, Martin Amis:

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Martin Amis: "The Muslim community will have to suffer until it gets its house in order. What sort of suffering? Not let them travel. Deportation - further down the road. Curtailing of freedoms. Strip-searching people ... Discriminatory stuff, until it hurts the whole community"

Martin Amis says Britain has sense of guilt over empire. That'll be news to the public, of whom 59% are proud of it

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"To go-it alone seems like a denial of decline" - author Martin Amis on "self inflicted wound" of Brexit#r4today 

"A writer ... is most alive when alone." Martin Amis on solitude

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