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Martin Amis

Rosie Goldsmith profiles the notorious literary bad boy Martin Amis, who has caused a stir in an interview with a French magazine by saying he would 'prefer not to be English'.

Martin Amis has a reputation as a literary bad boy and has caused a stir in a recent interview with a French magazine talking about the 'moral decrepitude of England' and saying he would 'prefer not to be English'. It's not the first time Amis has courted controversy: he offended Muslims by saying they 'ought to suffer until they get their house in order' and earlier this year he riled children's authors by saying 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book'. Those who've met him, however, say he can be charming and he commands the loyalty of several high profile friends.

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Sun 24 Apr 2011 17:40

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