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Mick Jackson


UK flag (1960 - )

Mick Jackson is a graduate of the Creative Writing course at the University of East Anglia under the tutelage of Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. Jackson was born in Great Harwood, Lancashire in 1960 and has a degree in Theatre Studies from Dartington College of Arts. On leaving college he formed a band and for the next seven years had a modicum of success as the singer/songwriter with various incarnations of The Screaming Abdabs and The Dinner Ladies. This resulted in the release of four records and appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading, as well as national radio sessions for DJs, Andy Kershaw and Janice Long. In 1990 Jackson gave up his life of music and performance to concentrate on writing fiction. He has researched and directed a short documentary for Westcountry TV about people who live under pylons called The Pylon People and wrote and directed a short drama called Pieces of the Moon for Anglia TV/Eastern Arts. He is the author of The Underground Man. He lives in Brighton.
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1997) : The Underground Man