Martin Ouvry – Writer, Musician, Freelance Editor and Writing Teacher

Martin Ouvry worked as a musician in America and Europe before studying English and Creative Writing at UEA. He has reviewed books for the Sunday Times, the FT and the Observer, while his short fiction has been published in various anthologies and magazines, including Tell Tales, Adrenalin, New Writing, The Flash, A Little Nest of Pedagogues (in dual English and Chinese texts) and Esquire. His story ‘Forget-Me-Not’ was longlisted for BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines; a new story is going to be published in an upcoming issue of The London Magazine.

Martin’s work has won a number of awards, among them a final year prize for outstanding achievement within the School of English and American Studies; UEA’s Alumni Association Prize for Fiction; an Arts Council Writers’ Award; a Hawthornden Fellowship, and a Wingate Scholarship.

Lee Brackstone has written of his longer fiction: ‘I would struggle to find a writer of comparable talent in Martin’s generation.’ In 2007 his agent, the late Deborah Rogers, wrote: ‘I think his is a voice of true originality and distinction, and one that will in time emerge as a major player in a new generation of British novelists.’

Martin is also an experienced editor and teacher. He is always keen to hear about interesting teaching roles and editorial projects. You can contact him at

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