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Martin Amis

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Ep 1, podcast intro; Martin Amis' "Inside Story"

Across the Pond

In this inaugural episode, Lori and Sam discuss how the idea for "Across the Pond" came about, what listeners can expect, and they take a deep dive into Martin Amis' latest, much discussed novel, "Inside Story." 

36mins

10 Mar 2021

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Martin Amis's Inside Story

Late Night Live - Separate stories podcast

The latest work by British author Martin Amis, Inside Story: How to Write, takes the death of his closest friend, Christopher Hitchens, as the starting point for this book. Along the way we meet other vibrant characters who have helped define Martin Amis - from his father Kingsley Amis, to his hero Saul Bellow, from Philip Larkin to his stepmother Elizabeth Jane Howard. Were it not for his stepmother he might never have taken up writing. But ultimately he covers the hardest questions, such as how to live, how to grieve and how to die. First broadcast 8th October 2020

52mins

20 Jan 2021

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Martin Amis – « Inside story » chez Calmann Levy

Les livres – Josyane Savigneau

11 Jan 2021

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Martin Amis on his new novel Inside Story

The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale

Martin Amis was born in Oxford in 1949 and is a British novelist, essayist, and memoirist - all of whom show up to contribute to his latest novel, Inside Story.    As it happens I read  Lolita in tandem with Inside Story, so the front-end of our conversation is laden with nasty Nabokovian-related questions. Since Vladimir, along with Saul Bellow, has heavily influenced Martin's writing over the years, I decided this was fair game.    Amis is best known for his novels Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been nominated for the Booker Prize twice (shortlist for Time's Arrow and longlist for Yellow Dog). He served as Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester until 2011, and is considered one of the most influential novelists of our times.     We met via Zoom to talk about everything he throws into this novel, plus the way he frames it. Nabokov looms large, as I say, as does Christopher Hitchens, and, towards the end, ketchup and relish. Like many of Amis's other works, Inside Story contains plenty of very good laughs - one pretty well every 3-4 pages (in between, I frequently caught myself wearing a wide smirk). There's a lot to be said for this, and for some genuinely beautiful writing in the novel, particularly about Israel; plus there's a fair amount of engaging literary criticism. In short, it's well worth  spending time with this excellent hybrid; as, I hope you'll agree, it is with this interview...   It starts mid-sentence, with the two of us talking about Chip Kidd's dust jacket design.

48mins

13 Dec 2020

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Martin Amis on Love, Loss and Christopher Hitchens

Intelligence Squared

Martin Amis has often been called the Mick Jagger of the British book world. As famous for his love affairs, his friendships and his complicated family history as for his dazzling prose, he has dominated the literary scene for decades. In this exclusive Intelligence Squared event he spoke about his much anticipated new autobiographical novel 'Inside Story'. It is perhaps Amis’s most intimate book to date, a meditation on love, loss, ageing and death. We encounter the vivid characters who have helped define Amis – his father Kingsley, his literary hero Saul Bellow, the poet Philip Larkin and his novelist stepmother Elizabeth Jane Howard. And of course there is his lifelong friend and conversation partner, Christopher Hitchens, whose death from cancer he chronicles in some of the tenderest prose he has ever written.In conversation with novelist Alex Preston, Amis reflected on his life and work and explored the hardest questions we all face: how to live, how to grieve, and how to die. To find out more about the book click here: https://bit.ly/3pd9ecZ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

10 Nov 2020

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Martin Amis on the inside story of his literary life, loves and losses

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

The provocative British writer talks to Eleanor Wachtel about his new book, Inside Story, which reflects on the significant men in his life, including his father Kingsley, his mentor Saul Bellow, and his closest friend, writer and critic Christopher Hitchens.

58mins

1 Nov 2020

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The Economist Asks: Martin Amis

The Economist Podcasts

The British novelist tells host Anne McElvoy how anyone can become “an expert on words”. She asks Amis, who first became famous when he published "The Rachel Papers" in 1973 in his mid-twenties, why he never reads young authors and new books now. As he enters his seventies and after writing 14 novels, could "Inside Story" be his last? Also, what does the Statue of Liberty mean to him today?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

15 Oct 2020

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The Economist Asks: Martin Amis

The Economist Asks

The British novelist tells host Anne McElvoy how anyone can become “an expert on words”. She asks Amis, who first became famous when he published "The Rachel Papers" in 1973 in his mid-twenties, why he never reads young authors and new books now. As he enters his seventies and after writing 14 novels, could "Inside Story" be his last? Also, what does the Statue of Liberty mean to him today?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

15 Oct 2020

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Martin Amis's Inside Story

Late Night Live - Full program podcast

The latest work by British author Martin Amis, Inside Story: How to Write, takes the death of his closest friend, Christopher Hitchens, as the starting point for this book. Along the way we meet other vibrant characters who have helped define Martin Amis - from his father Kingsley Amis, to his hero Saul Bellow, from poet Philip Larkin to his stepmother, the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. But ultimately he covers the hardest questions, such as how to live, how to grieve and how to die.

53mins

8 Oct 2020

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Martin Amis

Books and Authors

Martin Amis

27mins

27 Sep 2020

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