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.
Watch Jessie Burton, China Miéville and more of our favourite Picador authors reading from their new books.
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...
@cas_cassie This was a bit last minute. Sydney next year I hope!
by @watsoncomedian - 15 hours ago
@LaraCainGray I will indeed. I've had good times there.
YOU, IN MELBOURNE: remember Mark Watson? Guess we'll never see him again.
THE MYSTERIOUS WORKINGS OF THE UNIVERSE: https://t.co/hxekd6qj9G
by @watsoncomedian - yesterday
@AssistanceZiggy @ForcesRadioBFBS @JAYJAMES @DJHalStewart @zoelyons @SoldierOnAwards @LaughTrainHome Agreed, she is.
by @watsoncomedian - 2 days ago
@MitchBenn @ashleystorrie @BeffernieBlack Agree with this. I'm absolutely furious with some of the storylines I've been given.