Martin Amis is one of the most influential and innovative voices in contemporary British fiction, renowned for his intellectual energy and verbal ingenuity. He is the author of novels, including The Rachel Papers (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Money, London Fields, Yellow Dog and House of Meetings, story collections, including Einstein's Monsters, and non-fiction, including the memoir Experience (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Koba the Dread and The Second Plane. His most recent work is the critically acclaimed The Pregnant Widow, a comic novel set in the 1970s in the throes of the sexual revolution. He is a regular contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, The Observer, The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times. Martin Amis lives in London with his wife, the writer Isabel Fonseca, and children.
Will Self is one of Britain's leading writers. He is the author of five short story collections, The Quantity Theory of Insanity (winner of the 1992 Geoffrey Faber award), Grey Area, Tough Tough Toys for Tough Tough Boys, Dr Mukti & Other Tales of Woe, and Liver; a dyad of novellas, Cock and Bull, and a third novella, The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; and seven novels, My Idea of Fun, Great Apes, How the Dead Live (shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year 2000), Dorian, The Book of Dave, The Butt (winner of the 2008 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize) and Walking to Hollywood (to be published this year in English). His non-fiction includes Perfidious Man, Sore Sites, Pyschogeography and Psycho Too. He has also published two collections of journalism, Feeding Frenzy and Junk Mail. Will Self writes for an array of publications and is a regular broadcaster on television and radio. He lives in London with his wife, the journalist Deborah Orr, and various children. will-self.com