Sue Lawley's guest on Desert Island Discs today is the writer Martin Amis. He describes his books as comedies, but, like London Fields and Other People, they are frequently dark and disturbing.
He says that he has no choice as to the subjects of his books. "They come from nowhere and feel like a little gulp in your digestive system". Although he admits that he's sometimes appalled by the characters he creates, writing itself is something he loves.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Yesterdays by Buddy Rich
Book: Complete Works by John Milton
Luxury: Cable Television