Martin’s first novel, Devil Take the Hindmost, was published in 2016, winning the Dundee International Book Prize. His first poetry collection, Light and Other Observations, was published by the National Trust for Scotland while he was their Poet in Residence in 2018. His most recent book, A Circular Argument, was published in 2021 and is a hybrid form of novel and creative nonfiction work reflecting on prison architecture. His short fiction has won various awards including BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines, and he is represented by Underline Literary Agency.
Martin holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and is currently a senior lecturer at Malmö University, Sweden, where he lives with his wife and three kiddos. When he is not writing he loves kayaking, cycling and carbs.