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Meet the Writers
Martin Amis carried the nickname of “enfante terrible of British literature” far past his youthful debut at 24. His novels focus on excesses -- drugs, sex, money -- prompting Christopher Buckley to note in The New York Times in 1995 that “his terrain is the junkyard of the human psyche." In our interview, Amis talks about how his father, Kingsley Amis, lent him valuable advice about writing, including: "You ought to have some trouble with a book… if you do it in a stupor of self-satisfaction, it's not going to be any good."