How I Write: Mark Hodkinson

How I Write: Mark Hodkinson

Q&A and Reading
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    Mark Hodkinson
Date Wednesday March 22nd 2023, 19:15 - 20:15
Location Online

Mark Hodkinson has been described by the Guardian as ‘One of the great unsung heroes of literature’. His most recent book, however, No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy – Memoirs of a Working-Class Reader has been a best-seller since publication in February 2022 and received universal acclaim. Born in Manchester, Mark has written for The Times for two decades, three years as a columnist. He has also contributed to the Observer, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, GQ and many others. His debut novel, The Last Mad Surge of Youth, was Q’s Novel of the Year for 2009 and his other, That Summer Feeling, (2018) has become a coming-of-age cult classic. He has written a series of distinguished sports books, among them, Blue Moon: Down Among the Dead Men with Manchester City, which is regularly cited as benchmark football book, and Believe in the Sign, which was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. He also commissioned and edited the much-acclaimed biography J.D. Salinger: A Life, which was made into a film starring Nicholas Hoult.

Now more than ever we need stories – to engage, to entertain, to nourish, and to help us make sense of what we’re living through. So join us from the comfort of your sofa and listen to writers share their work, the stories behind their work, and invaluable writing advice directly from their own desk (or maybe the kitchen table).

This session will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

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I feel much more confident about short stories now! In such a short time I feel I was given such a great overview and the reader/tutor was so generous with their feedback and knowledge.
— How I Write participant
Very lovely. It had an intimate feeling despite it being a Zoom event and all of us being in different places.
— How I Write participant
"What a brilliant reading. It was intimate and moving and very listener friendly. I loved it and will be back for more."
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