Mark Watson is the acclaimed author of four novels, most recently Eleven and The Knot, which have been published in twelve languages. He is also a stand-up comedian and has won numerous awards in Britain and Australia. He regularly appears on TV, has had his own cult Radio 4 series and been named the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's highest achiever of the decade by The Times, having performed a series of legendary 24-hour shows. He has a home in north London, but mostly lives in hotels.
Adam Kay sat down for a chat with fellow comedian and Picador author Mark Watson about the origins of his book This is Going to Hurt, the process of writing, and the challenges that the NHS is facing today.
Whether you're reading on a far-flung beach or in your own back garden, you can still be transported somewhere exciting with this summer's best new books, from the likes of Jessie Burton, Mark Watson and Judy Blume.
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Illustrator and graphic novelist Oliver Harud talks us through the process of illustrating Dan and Sam.How does an comic artist create a page of work? I can of course only speak for myself but every artist will go through similar stages when they take the story form the written word to the final ...
There's more to Mark Watson's latest novel than meets the eye...
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by @watsoncomedian - 15 hours ago
Re: these tweets about bowling with me; I should say again it's for a good charity (see the link). I haven't gone i… https://t.co/nagt7pEDSz
You can now enter an AUCTION to go bowling with me as well as a raffle. So you can throw money at it or trust to lu… https://t.co/1cumNfr4da
by @watsoncomedian - 16 hours ago
Also, there are more @SofieHagen shows at the same venue in March, in a double-header with me, low-key sex icon Mar… https://t.co/pRsYWLBISr
by @watsoncomedian - 21 hours ago
The worry with these things is obviously that someone weird wins. So please enter if you're relatively normal. https://t.co/qPWmo9sehV
by @watsoncomedian - yesterday
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