Mark Morris

Novelist, Short-story writer, Non-fiction writer, Radio/tv/screenwriter
University of Leeds, Education, Social Sciences and Law

Mark Morris is an award-winning writer of novels, novellas, short stories and audio drama scripts, specializing in speculative fiction. The paperback edition of his first novel, Toady (Corgi, 1990), was a top-ten bestseller in the UK, since when he has written over two dozen further novels, among which are Stitch, The Immaculate, The Secret of Anatomy, Fiddleback and the Obsidian Heart trilogy for Titan Books. He has also written original novels for popular TV and graphic novel franchises such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Spartacus and Hellboy, and is the author of several official movie tie-in novelisations, including Noah, The Great Wall and (co-written with Christopher Golden) The Predator.

He has sold over one hundred short stories, articles and reviews to a variety of anthologies and magazines, and has edited several fiction anthologies, one of which, New Fears (Titan Books, 2017), won the British Fantasy award for best anthology. His script work includes audio dramas for Doctor Who, Jago & Litefoot (both Big Finish Productions) and Hammer Chillers (Bafflegab Productions). His 2017 audio adaptation of the classic 1971 horror movie Blood on Satan’s Claw (Bafflegab Productions) won the New York Radio award for Best Drama Special.

An ex-punk (his favourite band is The Stranglers) and a keen Leeds United fan, Mark has taught various creative writing courses in Leeds and York, and provides an editorial service on his website. He lives in Tadcaster, in a house full of books, CDs, DVDs and paintings, with his wife, the artist Nel Whatmore.

Mark Morris

Fellowships

University of Leeds, Education, Social Sciences and Law 2019/20