Martin Amis, a renowned British author, passed away at age 73.

According to his wife, author Isabel Fonseca, who was quoted by the New York Times, he passed away from oesophageal cancer at his Florida residence.
Amis is best known for his books The Information from 1995, London Fields from 1989, and Money from 1984.
In a 50-year career, he wrote 14 novels, many non-fiction volumes, and a memoir.

He was the son of novelist and poet Sir Kingsley Amis, and he was born in Oxford in 1949.
The younger Amis graduated from Oxford University and then followed in his father’s footsteps. When he was employed by the Times Literary Supplement in 1973, his first book, The Rachel Papers, was released.

Similar to his father’s debut, the tale centres on the love adventures of a young man in London before entering college and was honoured with the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction.

Amis shared a generation with writers like Salman Rushdie, James Fenton, and Ian McEwan.
They were a part of a vibrant group that revitalised the British literary landscape and is credited with encouraging a new generation of writers.

His strong friendship with columnist Christopher Hitchens—who passed away in 2011 from oesophageal cancer—was well-known.
Rushdie paid respect to Amis by telling the New Yorker that the author had stated that he wanted to leave behind a shelf of books so that he could say, “From here to here, it’s me.

“His voice is silent now. His friends will miss him terribly. But we have the shelf.”

And another contemporary, Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, told the BBC: “He was a standard-bearer for my generation of novelists and an inspiration to me personally.

“For all the bite of his satire, the brilliant swagger of his prose, there was always something tender not far from the surface, a yearning for love and connection. His work will last, surviving the various shifts of fashions and mores.”

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