Martin Amis talks to Isabel Hilton about his new book House of Meetings, which includes the short story The Last Days of Muhammed Atta - a fictionalised account of one of the 9/11 bombers.
Martin Amis, interviewed on tonight's Night Waves.
Photograph by Isabel Fonseca.
This evening on Night Waves, one of Britain's most acclaimed novelists joins Isabel Hilton to discuss his new novel and his growing engagement with global politics.
Martin Amis began his career with scabrous satires of London and later New York life.
But recently he has turned his attention to the impact of political extremism, both in recent history, with Koba the Dread, his account of Stalin's crimes and the response of the Left, and in the present, with Islamist terrorism.
Now in his new novel, House of Meetings, he returns to Stalin's gulags...
House of Meetings by Martin Amis is published by Jonathan Cape.
Mensa at Sixty
In the year of the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Mensa, Night Waves looks at the history of the organisation.
Is the organisation still relevant in today's world?
Click on this link to visit the Mensa website.
Moon For the Misbegotten
Kevin Spacey returns to the Old Vic stage in a play by Eugene O'Neill, Moon For the Misbegotten. The last time he did that, he was the acclaimed star of The Iceman Cometh. Eight years on, he's running the theatre. Does his return to O'Neill mark a return to form for his bumpy reign at the Old Vic?
Moon For the Misbegotten runs at the Old Vic until 23 December 2006.
Click here to visit the Old Vic website.