Marc Hamer grew up in the North of England. After spending over a year homeless as a young man, sleeping rough and wandering the countryside, he studied fine art in Manchester and Staffordshire and began to write poetry and short stories.
He has worked in chicken shops, a steel works, the railway, art galleries, as a magazine editor and taught art and creative writing to young prisoners before becoming a gardener which he has enjoyed being now for many years. Marc has been published in a variety of journals. He has lived with his wife in Wales for over thirty years.
Marc’s memoir How to Catch a Mole is being published in the UK by Harvill Secker in 2019, and was acquired by 11 other countries worldwide.
Marc Hamer is represented by Robert Caskie at Caskie Mushens Ltd.