Mick Jackson

Mick Jackson

Mick Jackson is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His latest book will be published by Faber and Faber in 2015.

His previous novels are The Underground Man (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of The Royal Society of Authors’ First Novel Award), ‘Five Boys’ (Encore Award runner-up) and ‘The Widow’s Tale’ (East Anglian Book of the Year).

He has also published a collection of short stories, ‘Ten Sorry Tales’, a novella, ‘Bears of England’ (both illustrated by David Roberts) and an e-book story collection, ‘Junior Science’.

Jackson has written and directed for tv and film, including ‘Pieces of the Moon’ (which won a Golden Spire at the San Francisco Film Festival, a Golden Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival and the Prix Canal +) and ‘Roman Road’ for ITV. In 2007 Luis Cook adapted The Pearce Sisters from Ten Sorry Tales for Aardman Animation which won numerous awards including the BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Between 2011-12 Jackson was the writer-in-residence at the Science Museum and RLF Writing Fellow at the University of Sussex from 2012-14.


Between September 2014 and August 2015 Mick will be the writer-in-residence at The Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, funded by Arts Council England.

During the residency Mick will run creative writing classes for a range of groups and ages, using artifacts from the stores as inspiration, write a monthly blog and write a selection of short fictions in response to the collection.

He will also be collaborating on a project with the academic and writer, Tom Shakespeare. For more details, click here ... Read more here ...

Silvering Up

A half hour documentary Mick made for BBC2 about a gang of men who paint pylons.

Observer Magazine

An article from October 2010, about the author on retreat at Buckfast Abbey.

The Thought Fox

Mick writes about his experiences as writer-in-residence at the Science Museum for the Faber blog.

Information regarding the stars

An unpublished short story, commissioned by The Verb / Radio 3 and inspired by a visit to a disused observatory.

The Pierce Sisters

Watch the BAFTA winning Aardman film of The Pearce Sisters from Ten Sorry Tales

In the Press

‘Wonderfully macabre, crookedly comic ... Jackson is a genuine English eccentric,’ Sunday Times


Mick is on Twitter

Follow him @mickwriter