British novelist Martin Amis dies aged 73: agent

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British novelist Martin Amis, who brought a rock 'n' roll sensibility to his stories and lifestyle, has died at the age of 73.

His death, from cancer of the oesophagus, was confirmed by his agent Andrew Wylie on Saturday.

Amis died on Friday at his home in Florida, Wylie said.

Amis was the son of another British writer, Kingsley Amis.

Martin Amis was a leading voice among a generation of writers that included his good friend, the late Christopher Hitchens, Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie.

Among his best-known works were Money, a satire about consumerism in London, The Information and London Fields along with his 2000 memoir Experience.

Jonathan Glazer's adaption of Amis' 2014 novel The Zone of Interest premiered on Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film, about a Nazi commandant who lives next to Auschwitz with his family, drew some of the best reviews of the festival.