Meet the Dodo Ink team
Sam Mills is the author of The Quiddity of Will Self (Corsair), a novel which aims to be the literary equivalent of Being John Malkovich, with Will Self as the centre of fascination. The Guardiandescribed it as ‘so outrageous as to defy conventional review’, The Sunday Times as ‘an ingenious, energetic read’ and The Catholic Herald as ‘maverick’. She has also written several crossover novels which have been translated into 5 languages, one of which has been turned into an award-winning play in France. Her journalism and essays have been published in The Guardian, The Independent andThe Weeklings. For the last 4 years she has also worked as a freelance editor for The Literary Consultancy and Writer’s Workshop. Her favourite novelists include Will Self, Martin Amis, Rachel Ingalls and Michael Ondaatje. She is the editor at Dodo Ink and is interested in publishing novels that are daring and different; novels that she is a fan of include The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall,Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger and F by Daniel Kehlmann.
Thom Cuell is a book reviewer, who runs the Workshy Fop website. His writing has also been featured on websites including 3am Magazine, The Weeklings and The Literateur, and he has worked as the Reviews Editor for The Cadaverine, championing writing by under-30s. He has an MA in English and American Literature from the University of Manchester, and has worked in Digital Marketing and Communication. His favourite novels include Zone by Mathias Enard, The Ghost of Chance by William Burroughs and Dorian by Will Self. He is looking for satirical and surreal writing, which makes imaginative leaps and lives outside the everyday.
Alex Spears is a graduate of the City University MA in Publishing Studies. He has worked in marketing, editorial and digital roles at independent presses since 2007, for publishers including Constable & Robinson, Pluto Press and Elliott & Thompson. He currently works as Sales Director for the independent press Indigo. His favourite novels include Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño and The Map and the Territory by Michel Houllebecq.
Miranda Wood - Associate Editor
Miranda Wood is a Web Designer and a recent English Literature graduate from the University of Sussex. She writes about the relationship between fiction and the phenomenology of Heidegger. She is particularly interested in fiction that unsettles the reader through its subtle, intense and sometimes frightening understanding of reality. Her favourite stories include Henry James’ ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ and Elizabeth Bowen’s To the North for their quiet yet solid genius, and Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, for its ability to make one believe they can do anything.