Martin worked as a musician in America and Europe before studying at UEA, since when he has become a highly regarded writer, editor and teacher. His short fiction and novel extracts have been published widely in anthologies and magazines including Esquire, New Writing and The London Magazine. His work has been translated into Chinese. Awards include first and final year prizes for outstanding achievement (UEA BA), the Alumni Association Prize for Fiction (UEA MA), an ACE writer’s grant, a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Wingate Scholarship in literature.
Martin has taught at UEA, with Arts Council England and the British Council. He has reviewed for the Observer, the Sunday Times and the FT. As well as editing and teaching with Jericho Writers, he teaches novel and short story writing at City, University of London, and Kingston University. He is writing a novel with the generous support of Arts Council England.
‘I think his is a voice of true originality and distinction, and one that will in time emerge as a major player in a new generation of British novelists.’ – Deborah Rogers, Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd.