Martin Amis: Acclaimed Author of Bleakly Comic Novels

From a New York Times obit by Dwight Garner headlined “Martin Amis, Acclaimed Author of Bleakly Comic Novels, Dies at 73”:

Martin Amis, whose caustic, erudite and bleakly comic novels redefined British fiction in the 1980s and ’90s with their sharp appraisal of tabloid culture and consumer excess, and whose private life made him tabloid fodder himself, died at his home in Lake Worth, Fla.

His wife, the writer Isabel Fonseca, said the cause was esophageal cancer — the same disease that killed his close friend and fellow writer Christopher Hitchens in 2011.