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'What makes us who we are?
This novel beautifully examines whether the ties that bind need to be so binding'
Robin Ince


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Martine is the author of three novels. Narcissism for Beginners was a 2019 People's Book Prize finalist and was longlisted for the Guardian Not The Booker Prize. It is published in Germany as Familie und andere Trostpreise (Family and other Consolation Prizes) and was optioned for TV by Hat Trick Productions.


Her first novel, I Have Waited and You Have Come, was longlisted for the Authors’ Club First Novel Award. Martine devised and ran the MA Creative Writing & Publishing at West Dean College in Sussex and before that had a successful career in the music industry as an artist manager. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from Manchester Met and another in Scriptwriting from Goldsmiths, for which she received a distinction.


Martine is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, based at Chichester University, UK.

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