05/06/2013 09:39 am ET

Martin Amis: Brooklyn-Based Author Alleged To Have Criticized Hipster 'Posers'


Martin Amis is a big name in literary circles. Shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, his books London Fields, Time's Arrow and The Information have brought him cult and critical acclaim. Yet there is one thing the British author can't seem to stand: Brooklyn hipsters.

According to London's Evening Standard newspaper, Amis "views the Brooklyn hipster scene as populated by conventional posers."

The writer moved from London to the Cobble Hill area of Brooklyn last year with his wife (a native New Yorker), living in what an AP report describes as "a quiet side street in Brooklyn, home to authors from Paula Fox to Jonathan Safran Foer."

Amis described his move last year in The New Republic as "exclusively personal and familial, and... nothing to do with any supposed dissatisfaction with England or the English people."

What do you think? Is Brooklyn filled with literary posers? Let us know in the comments!