Martin Amis with John Barron

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info




Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.





Martin Amis, whose acclaimed fiction includes London Fields and The Pregnant Widow, joins Sun-Times publisher John Barron to talk about his respect for Augie March and his friendship with Saul Bellow.

According to Amis's website, "From the appearance of his first novel, The Rachel Papers (1973), to his most recent book, Yellow Dog (2003), Amis has inspired some of the most controversial debates of the contemporary era. His work has prompted new considerations of realism, postmodernism, feminism, politics, and culture, and his personal life has provided fodder for gossip and tabloid journalism."

John Barron is group publisher and senior vice president of news and editorial content for Sun-Times Media. He is also the publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and Pioneer Press. He joined the Sun-Times in 1995 as a reporter.

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