Martin Amis, author of London Fields and Money dies aged 73

Author of renowned books Money and London Fields, Martin Amis has died aged 73.

The British author born in Oxford published 14 novels, a memoir, two collections of stories and eight collections of non-fiction works over his lifetime.

The news was shared to PA news agency in a statement from Vintage Books: “We are devastated at the death of our author and friend, Martin Amis: novelist, essayist, memoirist, critic, stylist supreme.

“It has been a profound privilege and pleasure to be his publisher; first as Jonathan Cape in 1973, with his explosive debut, The Rachel Papers; then as part of Penguin Random House and Vintage, up to and including his most recent book, 2020’s Inside Story.”

Martin Amis dies aged 73 as tributes made

Amis died from cancer of the oesophagus at his home in Florida, his agent Andrew Wylie told the AP news agency.

He was the son of the late Booker Prize-winning writer, Sir Kingsley Amis, who also died at age 73 in 1995, and Hilary Ann Bardwell.

In 1973, he published his first novel aged 24, The Rachel Papers, while working as an editorial assistant at the Times Literary Supplement.

He joined the New Statesman as their literary editor at age 27 and was appointed as a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester in 2007, before stepping down in 2011.

Paying tribute to the late author, Penguin Books shared: “We are devastated at the death of our author and friend, Martin Amis. Our thoughts are with all his family and loved ones, especially his children and wife Isabel. He leaves a towering legacy and an indelible mark on the British cultural landscape, and will be missed enormously.”

Amis is survived by his wife, writer Isabel Fonseca, and his children Louis, Jacob, Fernanda, Clio and Delilah.