Miami (EFE).- The British writer Martin Amis died at the age of 73 at his residence in Lake Worth, Florida (USA), reports The New York Times on Saturday.
According to the newspaper, the author of “Campos de Londres” died on Friday of esophageal cancer, as confirmed by his wife, also a writer Isabel Fonseca.
His death occurs one day after the screening at the Cannes Film Festival of “The Zone of Interest”, by director Jonathan Glazer, a film adaptation of the British book of the same name (The Zone of Interest) published in 2014 and which is already shaping up to be serious. contender for the Palme d’Or at the festival.
The writer, born in Oxford (United Kingdom) in 1949, published 15 novels throughout his literary career, as well as short stories, essays, some of which sparked controversy, and the acclaimed memoir “Experience” (2000 ).
One of the most influential novelists in English in recent decades, and son of fellow writer Kingsley Amis, the British made his literary debut with the publication of “The Book of Rachel” (1973), which was followed by “Children dead” (1975), works that placed him as one of the young authors who caught the attention of the public and critics.
The peak of his work is the so-called “London Trilogy”, made up of the novels “Money” (1984), “Information” (1995) and the aforementioned “London Fields” (1989), which are among his works. most celebrated.
In his latest works, the writer explored the atrocities of the ruler of the extinct Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, and the consequences of the Holocaust, as is the case with “The Zone of Interest” and “The Arrow of Time” (1991).
In “The Zone of Interest”, the British used satire, as he said after its publication, “to disdainfully highlight the grotesqueness of the Nazi regime.”
His latest work was “Desde dentro” (2021), a novel with a semi-autobiographical spirit.