Originally from Sweden, Martin has lived in Canada, Israel, Argentina and London and worked as a drummer, avocado picker, sound engineer, magazine editor and greengrocer, as well as teaching English in prisons. His fiction has been shortlisted for various awards including the Bridport Prize, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
He recently completed a Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University, where he will be starting his doctoral studies in 2015.
His winning novel, ‘Devil Take The Hindmost’ is set in London in the 1920’s and centres on a cyclist so fast criminals want him: to win races, to stage losses and to run important messages.
It revolves around velodrome racing and the small, impossible choices that a life is built from – or destroyed by…