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Martin Cathcart Frödén

Martin holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow (Creative Writing), with support from the Glasgow School of Art (Architecture) and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (Criminology). He is currently a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Malmö University, Sweden, where he lives with his wife and three kids.

His first novel Devil Take the Hindmost was published in 2016, winning the Dundee International Book Prize, and his first poetry collection Light and Other Observations was published by the National Trust for Scotland while their Poet in Residence in 2018. His most recent book A Circular Argument was published in 2021 and is a hybrid form novel/creative nonfiction. His short fiction has won awards including BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines. He was shortlisted for the Canterbury Poet of the Year prize in 2023.


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