Colton Chapel and Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall
In Colton Chapel, Martin Amis will give a reading from his work and engage in conversation about his work and the life of Christopher Hitchens. A book signing and reception will follow in the Faculty Dining Room.
Referred to by some as “Britain’s greatest living English author” and by others as “the current father of English letters,” Amis is the author of 13 novels, two collections of stories, five collections of non-fiction, and a memoir.
In 2008, The Times of London named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His memoir, Experience, published in 2000, was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Given for fiction and biography, the Black Prizes are Britain’s oldest literary awards. Two of his works have been listed for the Booker Prize as the best novel of the year, Time’s Arrow, in 1991, and Yellow Dog, in 2003.