Interview: Richard Bradford

By Paula Morris In Books

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18th February, 2012
Richard Bradford had just begun researching the life and work of Martin Amis when he experienced something “eerie” and “faintly bizarre”. It was 2006 or 2007, he says, on the phone from his office at the University of Ulster. For a conference on literary biography, he’d invited a recent subject, novelist Alan Sillitoe, and also arranged an interview with his new still-secret subject, Amis. On stage, Amis “very pointedly” said it was highly likely any literary biographer would eventually grow to “loathe the subject”. It was as though, Bradford reflects, “this exchange ...

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