Martin Amis: Writing and Freedom

Thursday 7th May 2009, Norwich Playhouse, 7-9pm.

“Amis is a force unto himself. . . . There is, quite simply, no one else like him.”
The Washington Post

If literature is news that stays news, Martin Amis has been posting bulletins from the front line for the last thirty five years.

New Writing Partnership are proud to announce an evening event at the Norwich Playhouse Theatre on May 7th that will see one of the most influential and innovative voices in contemporary British fiction, Martin Amis, discussing freedom, writing and modern Britain. 

Joined in conversation by Robert McCrum, critic, novelist, biographer and Chair of NWP, Amis will speak about the topic of The Writer and Freedom and discuss questions such as: are there subjects that the novel cannot support, and how far should the writer’s freedom extend?

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Amis read from his work, and discuss his forthcoming novel The Pregnant Widow, published later this year. There will also be a book signing supported by Jarrolds.

About Martin Amis

The author of ten novels including Money: A Suicide Note (1984), a satire of Thatcherite amorality and greed, and Time's Arrow (1991), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction, Amis has also written two collections of stories; Einstein's Monsters (1987), and Heavy Water and Other Stories (1998), and seven collections of non-fiction including an acclaimed volume of autobiography, Experience (2000) - winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a regular contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and journals, including the Sunday Times, the Observer, the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times.

Tickets for this memorable event, in collaboration with Norfolk & Norwich Festival, will be available from February 26th on the Norfolk and Norwich Festival website.

For further information on this event please contact