Book: Martin Harbottle’s Appreciation of Time
Genre: Literary fiction, comedy
Publication date(s): January 2014
About: Dominic Utton is a journalist who has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, News of the World, Sun, the Telegraph, Cosmopolitan, Q, and many other newspapers and magazines. His debut novel, Martin Harbottle’s Appreciation of Time, was published in 2014 and described as “compellingly hilarious” by the Daily Express, “unexpected and amusing… very entertaining” by The Lady, with the Irish Times declaring: “the world’s commuters have finally got their own latter-day Updike”. He lives in Oxford with his wife and two children and is represented by Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown Literary Agency.
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Twitter handle: @DomUtton
Links to blog posts: letterstofgw.blogspot.com
Writer Superpowers (specialist subjects): I have spoken and given readings at various events in both London and Oxford and have guested on Radio 4, BBC World Service and BBC local radio. I have also appeared on several TV programmes, including an episode of Panorama. I am a working freelance journalist specialising in features and comment and am always delighted to write or talk about popular culture, comedy and music – as well as writing technique and how to get published.