About Andrew Martin
An Interview with Andrew Martin
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Andrew Martin, a former Spectator Young Writer of the Year, grew up in Yorkshire. After
qualifying as a barrister he became a freelance journalist in which capacity he has tended
to write about the north, class, trains, seaside towns and eccentric individuals rather than
the doings of the famous, although he did once loop the loop in a biplane with Gary Numan.
He has also learned to drive steam locomotives, albeit under very close supervision.
He has written for the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday and
Granta, among many other publications, and his weekly column appears in the New Statesman.
His highly acclaimed first novel, Bilton, described by Jon Ronson as 'enormously funny,
genuinely moving and even a little scary', was followed by The Bobby Dazzlers, which Tim
Lott hailed as 'truly unusual — a comic novel that actually makes you laugh'. In praise of
his most recent novel, The Necropolis Railway, the Evening Standard said 'the age of steam
has rarely been better evoked', while the Mirror described the book as 'a brilliant murder
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