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Mark Hayhurst

Author of Friday at the Nobody Inn (2007) and Psychotic Escaping Justice (2009)

Mark was brought up in and lives in Yorkshire - realising its only widespread representation so far was four old men in a tin bath and a farm that a plane crashed into, he knew that a flipside was needed. 

He doesn't see the point in writing anything that doesn't provoke a response so don't be surprised to feel repulsed, shocked, offended and a little ashamed at yourself for what you end up finding funny. Hayhurst was inspired by the comedy troupe, The League of Gentlemen, to write comedy sketches. Friday at the Nobody Inn began as a comedy sketch, lengthened into a script and then finalised as a novel. Hayhurst is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the band, P.L.U.K., formerly known as Planet Lounge. P.L.U.K has toured with Shed Seven, Kaiser Chiefs, and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Twitter @themarkhayhurst