Mark Hodkinson

Mark Hodkinson has 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 sports 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. His novel, ‘The Last Mad Surge of Youth’, was nominated as Q’s novel of the year in 2009. His latest novel is That Summer Feeling, published in November 2018.

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.

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 (St Etienne) and many more. He also commissioned and edited the much-acclaimed biography ‘JD Salinger: A Life’ published by Random House in the US and recently made into a film starring Nicholas Hoult.


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