Martine McDonagh has worked in the music industry for 25 years.
She has recently finished her second novel After Phoenix and in 2010 was awarded funding by the Arts Council of England for the completion of this work.
McDonagh continues to work as General Manager for bands Fujiya & Miyagi and Oddfellow’s Casino. She lives in Brighton.
If you're interested in asking Martine to visit your book group, please contact Vicky Blunden.
"I’m not someone who does housework to put off writing, I write to avoid housework. I only procrastinate when I’m getting ready to begin a long phase of work..."
Read Martine's interview, How to procrastinate, for local writing group Brighton Writer's Retreat and find out about what she thinks about her 'Inner critic'.
"My first novel, I Have Waited, and You Have Come, is dystopian anti-chicklit – a stalker story with an unreliable narrator set in a climate-changed future, so might suit people who like creepy female characters and being scared..."
Read Stephen May's interview with Martine on The Second Best Time blog and discover Martine's views on the differences between male and female writers and why we need the Women's Prize for Literature.
Martine McDonagh reads from I Have Waited as part of 'Dark Societies', a panel event on dystopian writing at Waterstones Piccadilly. Authors Juliana Baggot and David Wingrove also took park and the event was chaired by Leila Abu El Hawa.