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Mark Hodkinson

Mark Hodkinson is an experienced author, journalist, publisher and broadcaster. He wrote for The Times for over two decades, including three years as a columnist. He has also contributed to, among many others, The Observer, The Guardian, GQ and The Word. His last book, No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy, Memoirs of a Working-Class Reader received widespread critical acclaim and was featured on Loose Ends, A Good Read and was the main subject on an edition of Nihal Arthanayake's programme on BBC Radio Five Live.

He has published several acclaimed sports books, including Blue Moon: Down Among the Dead Men with Manchester City and Believe in the Sign, which was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His debut novel, The Last Mad Surge of Youth, was chosen as Q's'novel of the year' in 2009. Mark has produced and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4, including JD Salinger, Made In England, about the writer's time spent in Devon during WWII and Punk, the Pistols and the Provinces which looked at the impact of punk rock in the regions. His most recent documentary for BBC Radio 4 is So Many Books, So Little Time. He owns Pomona Books and has published titles by Simon Armitage, Barry Hines, Ian McMillan, Ray Gosling, Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian), Bob Stanley (Saint Etienne) and many more. He also commissioned and edited the benchmark biography J.D. Salinger: A Life, which was made into a film starring Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey.

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