Martine McDonagh's latest novel, Narcissism for Beginners, is shortlisted for the 2018/19 People's Book Prize and was longlisted in 2017 for the Guardian Not The Booker Prize. It is published in Germany as Familie und andere Trostpreise (Family and other Consolation Prizes).
Her first novel, I Have Waited and You Have Come, was longlisted for the Authors’ Club First Novel Award. Author Elizabeth Haynes described it as ‘cataclysmically brilliant’ and it was praised in the Guardian and Red magazine. Martine had a successful career in the music industry as an artist manager and devised and ran the MA Creative Writing & Publishing at West Dean College in Sussex.