The famous British novelist Martin Amis died this Saturday at the age of 73. According to The New York Times.
Amis died this Friday at his home in Lake Worth, Florida. His wife, the writer Isabel Fonseca, stated that the cause of death was esophageal cancer. The disease also killed his close friend writer Christopher Hitchens in 2011.
Known for such books as money, London Fields or information, created “a high style to describe low things,” as he put it. Amis redefined British fiction in the 1980s and 1990s with his novels.
He published 15 novels, but also several memoirs, works of non-fiction, and collections of essays and short stories. In his last works, he explored Stalin Koba is terrible, laugh and twenty million (2002), Wars on Terror and the Holocaust.
It was his first novel Rachel’s book in 1973. After that came other works such as already mentioned or dead children (1975), good luck (1978), other people (1981) or fairy tales Einstein’s monsters (1987).
Amis’s death comes a day after the screening of “Zone of Interests,” director Jonathan Glazer’s 2014 film adaptation of the British book of the same name (Zone of Interests), at the Cannes Film Festival.
Source: El Diario