Mark Batey

Was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

As a student at Pembroke College, Cambridge, he chaired the college film society, and after five years in advertising he forged a career in the film industry.

This included three years at the BFI and two decades running the trade association for UK film distributors – the companies that acquire, promote and release films to audiences.

He wrote stories from childhood. Throughout his career he wrote articles, speeches and reports, and is thrilled to have turned recently to longer-form stories.

GRACE is his first published book.

He lives in London and Northumberland.