writing & publishing


It’s always interesting, when I see writer blogs, to say publicly who your influences are, I find. Plus it’s a shortcut to the ‘Oh, dude, so, like, whose books are cool?’ answer.

Main ones:
Don DeLillo
M John Harrison
China MiƩville
Conrad Williams
Ernest Hemingway

Lesser, but still significant:
Steven Erikson
Jonathan Lethem
Christopher Priest
David Peace
Henning Mankell
Lawrence Durrell
J.G. Ballard

A mixed bag of genres, but I like reading around. The main ones are authors who I’ve read, become amazed, and whose books have just unlocked something within me, even if I’m not sure what.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.