Standup comic and writer, Mo has taught English to entitled French kids, sold his soul (and very little else) in a telesales sweatshop, deep-fried scampi with lemon wedge for Little Chef, and flatly denies being in his fifties.
Arts Council England shortlisted his first bestselling novel – The Armchair Bride – for Book of the Year in 2012. As well as writing contemporary comedy, he writes for BBC America and The Guardian.
A series of short stories and other writing featured in his first compilation – This is (not) America. Some parts of which are confusingly set in America … and a version of the afterlife that most certainly isn’t.
In 2018, Mo published ‘Five Gold Rings‘ a collection of new short stories with a seasonal feel.
As well as his fiction, Mo has produced two guides for new writers, one that unlocks secrets of writing great dialogue (Talking out loud) and another where he unveils the secrets behind grabbing the attention of agents and publishers (Please find attached).
Mo Fanning lives in Brighton with his husband and a Labrador named Ernie.
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