Mark Thompson

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DUST

BOOKS

DUST a fabulously irreverent novel about two ten year old boys growing up in New Jersey in the late 60s against the background of the Vietnam war, Woodstock, racial bigoty, and the small stuff - like the Moon landings, sex, murder, music, guitars, girl, cigarettes and coffee. 'Catcher In The Rye with coffee and cigarettes'

DUST

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DUST a fabulously irreverent novel about two ten year old boys growing up in New Jersey in the late 60s against the background of the Vietnam war, Woodstock, racial bigoty, and the small stuff - like the Moon landings, sex, murder, music, guitars, girl, cigarettes and coffee. 'Catcher In The Rye with coffee and cigarettes'

DUST - German edition translated by Katja Scholtz as 'El Greco Und Ich' 

DUST a fabulously irreverent novel about two ten year old boys growing up in New Jersey in the late 60s against the background of the Vietnam war, Woodstock, racial bigoty, and the small stuff - like the Moon landings, sex, murder, music, guitars, girl, cigarettes and coffee. 'Catcher In The Rye with coffee and cigarettes'

El Greco Und Ich - German language AudioBook - narrated by Christian Brückner

 

IN THE PRESS

Mark Thompson’s lyrical if dark coming-of-age novel may

invite comparisons to ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, but his wise-ass

narrator is only eleven and living in the era of Watts and

Woodstock.

This remarkable debut evokes the mythic America

of John Cheever, Annie Dillard’s Maytrees and Garrison

Keillor’s Lake Wobegon.

John Gill -  International Journalist & Author of 'Andalucia' 'Athens' and 'Queer Noises'

 

BIO

Feeling motivated to write is the first step on an amazing journey of self-discovery. Taking the boundaries of imagination in both hands then, with considerable fear of the unknown, deciding to tear a hole and step through an invisible fence is both exhilarating and daunting... and leads the writer to places he may otherwise never have experienced. I would be delighted to have you share that journey with me.

 

Raised in Stockton-on-Tees, England, the author spent many years living in London before moving to Andalucia in southern Spain. He has travelled extensively throughout the United States over many years, harvesting material for writing both literature and songs. He plays guitar in a rock band, and now lives happily in York with his partner Liz and three wonderful children, two rabbits and a tortoise.

 
 

PAST EVENTS

Sept.

08 2016

Official publication of DUST in paperback by Red Door 

July

28

Guest appearance on BBC Radio Tees - The John Foster Show - 'After Two' at 2pm - Very excited! Talking about DUST, and choosing some great songs to go along with the talk....

Sept.

27

'Publication Celebration' of the release of DUST at Waterstones, 15 Coney Street, York - 'meet the author Q&A' - 7pm - free wine and cheese too! All welcome - come along and help us celebrate DUST - and meet the team from Red Door Publishing too...

Nov

02

Bookish Supper Club at The Regency Town House, Hove, Sussex (Brighton) - very excited to appear with Jules Grant (Myriad) and Essie Fox (Orion)

Sept.

17

Waterstones Yarm - book signing from 11am..

Oct

15

Waterstones Harrogate - book signing from 12 noon.

Oct

20

Guest author - Talking DUST -Freshford Book Club, Bath

Nov

03

Guest speaker - The Inklings Society, York University

Nov

12

Waterstones, Northallerton, signing DUST from 11am

2017 Feb

04

Signing DUST at Waterstones Darlington from 10:30am until 3:30pm

Signing DUST at WH SMITH YORK  from 10:30am until 4:30pm

Saturday

29

April 2017

Nov

26

Drake The Bookshop (Silver Street, Stockton -on-Tees) signing DUST for 'Civilised Saturday' from 10am

2017 April

Signing DUST at Waterstones York from 1.00pm until 3:00pm

01

DUST is featured Fiction 'Book of the Month' at The English Bookshop chain in Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden

Month of

April 2017

Monday 19th June 2017

Talking DUST at Richmond (N. Yorks) Book Club

Wednesday 28th 

June 2017

Talking DUST at WATERSTONES Tottenham Court Road LONDON at Bookollective Event from 6pm until 8pm

Saturday

15

July 2017

Signing DUST at WATERSTONES LEEDS from 10:30am until 2:30pm

Friday

6th

Oct 2017

Talking DUST at Queen Mary's Independent School, Baldersby, from 2:30pm

Tuesday 21st Feb 2018

Signed to Literary Agent Peter Rubie at FinePrint Lit, New York City

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Talking DUST at Copgrove Book Club, Copgrove, North Yorkshire from 7:30pm

June 29th 2018

DUST published in Complex Chinese by Donmay in Taiwan

14th August 2018

DUST published in German as 'El Greco Und Ich' (translated by Katja Scholtz) by Mareverlag

Mon 17th - Wed 19th

Sep 2018

Talking DUST & writing journey at International Police Association Writing Seminar - Cologne, Germany

3rd - 6th April 2019

Visiting fabulous German publishers of El Greco Und Ich in Hamburg, Germany. 

Thurs 1st Aug 2019

Talking DUST & writing journey with Emma Ronan at  Slumbering Sloth Book Nook - Podcast. 

Wed 25th

Sep 2019

Attending Public Lending Right 40th Anniversary Celebration at The British Library, London

Sun 20th

Oct 2019

Talking DUST & writing journey at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough POSTPONED TBA

Thurs 12th Dec 2019

Signing & Talking DUST & writing journey at Culford School, Suffolk

22nd August 2018

DUST published in German as 'El Greco Und Ich' narrated by Christian Bruckner as  German audiobook by Parlando Verlag

25th March 2019

Talking DUST at Doncaster University

Sun 15th

June  2019

POSTPONED to 20/10/19 Talking DUST & writing journey at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Sun 25th 

Aug 2019

Talking DUST & writing journey at Bookollective - Literary Tent, Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

Sat 5th 

Oct 2019

Talking DUST & writing journey at Longhorsley Book  Festival, Northumbria

Mon 14th - Fri 18th

Nov 2019

Talking DUST & writing journey at International Police Association Writing Seminar - Cologne, Germany

Sun 12th -Fri 17th Jan 2020

Writing retreat - Robin Hoods Bay. Discussing writing process with Nick Horwood.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thurs 19th March 2020

York Writers 'Allsorts' Event -  Talking DUST & writing journey at City Screen Cinema - York Literature Festival POSTPONED  due to Coronavirus - TBA

Saturday 4th April 

2020

Talking DUST & writing journey at  - Venue - Scarborough POSTPONED  due to Coronavirus - TBA

 10th June

2020 

Talking DUST & writing journey at Yorkshire Talks  - view at Yorkshire Talks on Facebook

4.30pm Thurs 2nd July

2020 

Talking 'GET NOTICED' post-publication journey at Webinar IBZ Gimborn, Cologne, Germany

7pmWeds 1st July

2020 

Talking DUST & writing journey at Webinar Doncaster University Centre BA English Course  

 

CONTACT

Agent: Peter Rubie at FinePrint Literary Management, New York City, USA 

E-mail info@fineprintlit.com 

Enqs re DUST: Anna Burtt at Red Door Publishing (UK)

Tel: +44 (0) 1444 240152 

E-mail:   anna@reddoorpublishing.com / hello@reddoorpublishing.com 

Contact Mark : info@markthompsonwrites.com 

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