Mark Connors

Author and poet

Ilkley Literature Festival's Open Mic winner for 2014!

"The voices of the characters in his novels never drop a note."
Barrie Sherwood, Author of Escape from Amsterdam (Granta Books 2007)

"What I enjoy about Mark Connors’ poems is their moving blend of personal and the public subjects, their comic and their tragic voices and their straightforward honesty."
Antony Dunn, Author of Bugs (Carcanet/OxfordPoets 2009)

"Mark Connors paints with words. On the page or shared at an open mic, Mark transports the reader and touches the listener."
Rose Drew, Stairwell Books


Mark Connors

Mark Connors is an author, poet and songwriter from Horsforth, near Leeds in the UK. His poetry has appeared in various magazines, ezines and anthologies, in the UK and overseas, alongside writers such as Simon Armitage, Antony Dunn and Andrew Motion. Mark regularly performs and comperes at poetry nights and open mics across the Yorkshire region.

Mark has written two novels, Tom Tit and the Maniacs (2010) and Stickleback (2012). Mark is currently seeking a publisher, but both novels will be available on Amazon Kindle and other associated formats in the near future. He is currently working on his third novel.

Mark is also an award winning Twitter Fiction or Twiction writer and has been tweeting daily stories @markywriter since 1st January 2013. Two of his Twitter Tales took first and second prizes in the Dartmoor Literature Festival (Chagword 2013) and he also won the North London Literature Twiction Prize (2013). Mark has had many of his Twitter Tales published in the UK and the U.S.A. A collection will be available on Amazon Kindle in the near future.

Mark is also a songwriter and works with the musician, Neil Atkinson. Atkinson & Connors are currently writing and recording material with a view to seeking a publishing deal for their music.

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