Martin Amis is a literary giant, a novelist and commentator of immense influence, who was born in Swansea. Son of the novelist Kingsley Amis, he graduated from Oxford, and worked as editor at the Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman.

Martin has been short-listed for the Booker Prize twice to date and has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is most well known for his novels The Rachel PapersMoney, London FieldsPregnant WidowLionel Asbo, and most recently, The Zone of Interest. Hi non-fiction works include The Moronic Inferno (1986) and Visiting Mrs. Nabokov, (1993), and  Experience (2000).

He came to the Festival in 2013 with his wife Isabel Fonseca (They live in Brooklyn), and declared the Borris to be 'the Tuscany of Ireland'. He returned again in 2016.