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What I’m reading: Mark Haddon

The author behind The Porpoise and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time divulges the latest, greatest books he’s read.

Mark Haddon
Mark Haddon reading list
Photo: Charles Moriarty

Mark Haddon has been an author for more than 30 years. After starting with children’s fiction in the 1980s, Haddon made an auspicious move to adult novels with his celebrated novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2003. Since then, he’s written three more novels and The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, all of which burst with imagination and drama.

His latest novel, last year’s The Porpoise, is no different. The dark, violent thriller blurs the lines between real life and legend, repurposing elements both of the Apollonius myth and Shakespeare’s Pericles in a searing indictment of gendered abuse.

On the eve of the novel’s paperback release, we asked Haddon to discuss what he’s been reading lately.


The Porpoise by Mark Haddon is out on paperback now.

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