More About the Author
Mark Hodkinson has written for The Times for the past 15 years, three years as a columnist. He has also contributed to The Observer, The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Word, GQ and others.
He wrote, produced and presented 'In Search of Barney Bubbles', a biography of the seminal album sleeve artist, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012 and 'Walter Kershaw: Britain's First Street Artist?' broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012. He presented and co-wrote 'A Tale Of Two Villages' broadcast on Radio 4 in January 2013.
Mark has written several books on rock music, including 'As Years Go By', a biography of Marianne Faithfull, and 'Thank Yer, Very Glad', a biography of the indie band, The Wedding Present.
He has written five well-received sports books. 'Believe in the Sign' was chosen as one of the sports books of the year by both The Guardian and The Times and was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2007. His debut novel, 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' was Q's novel of the year in 2010. He edited the much-acclaimed 'JD Salinger: A Life Raised High', a biography of author famous for 'Catcher In The Rye'.
Mark played guitar in Untermensch, The Monkey Run and The Last Peach, supporting bands such as The Stone Roses, Pulp, The Wedding Present and The Chameleons. He has released two albums with Black September, an ad hoc grouping of friends. He owns Pomona Books (www.pomonauk.co.uk), an independent publishing house, and has published titles by Simon Armitage, Barry Hines, Ian McMillan, Ray Gosling, Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian) and many more.