Martine McDonagh used to work in the music industry, managing artists including James and Fujiya & Miyagi. More recently she devised and ran the MA Creative Writing and Publishing at West Dean College in Sussex.
Her first novel, I Have Waited, and You Have Come (Myriad, 2012) was described as ‘cataclysmically brilliant’ by author Elizabeth Haynes, and praised in the Guardian and Red.
Her most recent novel, Narcissism for Beginners was longlisted for the 2017 Not The Booker Prize and is shortlisted for the 2018 People’s Book Prize. It is published in Germany as Familie und andere Trostpreis. She has also published short fiction and journalism. She has lived in Bristol, Manchester, London and Brighton and now lives in West Yorkshire.