Martine McDonagh is the author of three novels, I Have Waited, and You Have Come (Myriad, 2006), After Phoenix (Ten To Ten, 2013) and Narcissism for Beginners (Unbound, 2017). She has also published short fiction in the anthologies The Brighton Book and The Illustrated Brighton Moment, and is a contributor to Writing Magazine.
McDonagh has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University where she studied under the guidance of Michael Schmidt and Sophie Hannah, and is the grateful recipient of funding from Arts Council England. Martine worked for 30 years as an artist manager in the music industry, handling the careers of successful bands such as James, Fujiya & Miyagi and Michael A Grammar. She is currently Programme Leader on the MA Creative Writing & Publishing programme at West Dean College, West Sussex.