Clive James joins Martin Amis to discuss ageing

Renowned author Martin Amis is to discuss how aging is represented in literature with novelist, poet and broadcaster Clive James at The University of Manchester on 7 December.

Amis is Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing and is regarded by many critics as one of the most influential voices in contemporary British fiction.

His novels include the acclaimed trilogy Money: A Suicide Note (1984), London Fields (1989), and The Information (1995). Time's Arrow (1991) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction.

Other books include Night Train (1997),a pastiche of American detective fiction; an acclaimed volume of autobiography, Experience (2000, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), and Koba the Dread, a non-fiction work about communism in the 20th century (2002).

Clive James is a novelist, poet and essayist who appears regularly on television and radio. He has been broadcasting “A point of View” on BBC Radio Four since 2007.

In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Literature.

James’ book, Cultural Amnesia, was listed among the best books of 2007 by The Village Voice. In Pure Pleasure, published in 2000, John Carey chose Unreliable Memoirs as one of the fifty most enjoyable books of the twentieth century.

Notes for editors

The discussion will take place at 6.30pm at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street.

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About the martin Harris centre:
The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama is situated at the heart of the oldest part of the University of Manchester Campus, just off Oxford Road on Bridgeford Street.   Opened in 2003, the Martin Harris Centre provides state-of-the-art facilities incorporating The John Thaw Studio Theatre and The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall.