I am the author of two published novels, I Have Waited, and You Have Come new front dec 14and After Phoenix. I’ve recently completed my third novel, which has taken me to California, Brazil and Brighton and has a variety of working titles. I am now writing its sequel.

I’ve also published short fiction in various anthologies and am an occasional contributor to Writing Magazine.

Until recently I worked as an artist manager in the music industry. From September 2015 I will be programme leader on a new MA in Creative Writing and Publishing at West Dean college near Chichester.IHW final front cover

I am the grateful recipient of funding from Arts Council England and am a member of The Society of Authors, English PEN and The Alliance of Independent Authors

I speak passable French, basic German and can count from one to ten in Swiss-German, Italian and Spanish.

Martine McDonagh writes simply, sparingly, intelligently and unsentimentally about both big and small things.’ Stephen May, Costa Prize-shortlisted author of Life! Death! Prizes!

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