Martin Goodman’s first novel On Bended Knees was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, and published in the UK by Macmillan. His biography of the Scottish scientist and serial self-experimenter John Scott Haldane, Suffer and Survive, was published by Simon & Schuster UK, and won first prize in the 2008 British Medical Association Book Awards. Two other nonfiction titles, I Was Carlos Castaneda (Crown Harmony, 2001) and In Search of the Divine Mother (HarperOne, 1998), were published in the US, and a third, Client Earth, co-written with James Thornton, was published by Scribe. Goodman is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull, and directs its Philip Larkin Centre. He divides his time between Hull and London, where he also runs Barbican Press.