Mark Hodkinson

Mark Hodkinson is an experienced investigative and skilled journalist, having written for The Times for two decades, three years as a columnist. He has also contributed to The Observer, The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Word, GQ and others.

He has published several acclaimed football books, including ‘Blue Moon: Down Among the Dead Men with Manchester City’ (Random House) which is regularly cited as a football classic and ‘Believe in the Sign’ which was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2007. His novel, The Last Mad Surge of Youth, was nominated as Q’s ‘novel of the year’ in 2009. His latest novel, That Summer Feeling, published in 2018, received critical acclaim.

He owns Pomona Books and has published titles by Simon Armitage, Bob Stanley, Barry Hines, Ian McMillan, Ray Gosling, Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian) and many more. He also commissioned and edited the much-acclaimed biography 'JD Salinger: A Life Raised High' which has recently been made into a film starring Nicholas Hoult and is published in the United States by Penguin Random House.

Mark has produced and presented various 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 in the regions.

A keen musician, Mark has played in bands supporting the likes of The Stone Roses, Pulp and The Wedding Present – about whom he has written a successful biography.

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