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Mark Illis

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Mark Illis had three novels published by Bloomsbury before he was 30. Hes now one of Salts best-selling authors. Hes been writing for TV for 15 years and has had several radio plays broadcast. His stories have been published in many magazines and anthologies. Born in London, he now lives in West Yorkshire with his wife and two children.


 

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Born in London in 1963, Mark studied English at UCL, where his first short story was published, and was a runner up for the Whitbread Prize for Young Writers. He also had stories published in the London Review of Books and Fiction Magazine while he was still at UCL. He went on to do an MA in Creative Writing at UEA, where Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter were his tutors. He had three novels published by Bloomsbury before he was thirty, A Chinese Summer, (which was translated twice and published in America), The Alchemist and The Feather Report. At this point he was still writing and publishing short stories and was teaching English GCSE part-time, doing research for a charity, and then working as a Literature Development Worker. He taught writing in various settings, including Reading Prison and Broadmoor Secure Hospital. In 1992 he moved to West Yorkshire to be a Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation. After leaving Arvon Mark and his wife settled in the area, and he started writing for TV and radio. He has written three radio plays and has written for EastEnders, The Bill, Peak Practice and is currently working on Emmerdale. He is collaborating on film and TV ideas with friends. He has also taught writing in Hong Kong and Norway, and has reviewed for The Times Lit Supplement, The Spectator and Radio 4’s Kaleidoscope. Mark’s fourth book, Tender, was published by Salt in 2009. He continues to write short stories and is working on a new novel. He is still in West Yorkshire, with his wife and two children.


 

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  • Tender, ISBN 9781844715268, (2009) Paperback / softback
  • The Last Word, ISBN 9781907773099, (2011) Paperback / softback

 

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