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The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money
The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money

Martin Amis, once dubbed "fiction's angriest writer," continues dissecting the absurdity and excesses of postmodern society in his latest novel, "Lionel Asbo: State of England," which reaches bookstores Aug. 21. The British novelist, 62, recently moved from London to Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, American writer Isabel Fonseca, and their teenage daughters, Clio and Fernanda. The subtitle of your new novel, "Lionel Asbo," is "State of England." But I think your story of a sociopathic criminal who wins the lottery and becomes a tabloid celebrity could easily have happened here. Yeah, it could. But it's not just for that reason the subtitle...

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