"Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist, the author of many novels including Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester, but will step down at the end of the 2010/11 academic year. The Times named him in 2008 as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
Amis's raw material is what he sees as the absurdity of the postmodern
condition and the excesses of late-capitalist Western society with its
grotesque caricatures. He has thus been portrayed as the undisputed
master of what The New York Times called "the new unpleasantness." " - wikipedia