I am the author of two novels, I Have Waited, and You Have Come and After Phoenix. My third, which has taken me to California, Brazil and Brighton, is almost finished. Sometimes I’m quite pleased with it and sometimes I’m not.
I’ve also published short fiction in various anthologies and am an occasional contributor to Writing Magazine.
I have an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University where I studied under the guidance of Michael Schmidt and Sophie Hannah, and now teach creative writing at West Dean College near Chichester. Until recently I worked as an artist manager in the music industry, managing bands such as James, Polak, Fujiya & Miyagi, Pete Fij Terry Bickers, Oddfellows Casino and Michael A Grammar.
‘Martine McDonagh writes simply, sparingly, intelligently and unsentimentally about both big and small things.’ Stephen May, Costa Prize-shortlisted author of Life! Death! Prizes!