Mind’s Eye Author Marc Nash

┬áNext Mind’s Eye author is Marc Nash.



Marc Nash has published 4 novels and 4 collections of flash fiction. He also collaborates with artists and programmers to make digital literature. After working in a record store for 19 years, he has been working for a freedom of expression NGO for the last 5 years. He lives in London with his wife and twin sons, whose football team he has managed which caused him more stress than anything to do with literature and writing.

– What genre do you write?

I don’t really write genre

– Have you always wanted to be an author?

I wanted to be a bass player in a band, but that didn’t really pan out! I wrote stage plays until my twins came along when I started to write prose instead as I couldn’t hang out at theatres night after night any more

– Tell me 3 things about yourself that your readers don’t know.

I didn’t start reading books myself until I was 15 and I have hardly read any Classics

I was ready to drop out of university but started writing plays and having them performed by the students, so I decided to hang in there

My biggest regret is that I studied Latin and not German. I would love to be able to write something in English and German

Tell me a bit about your stories
“Water Fugue In C Minor” is a stream of consciousness piece that cuts across the sedate and idyllic tone suggested by the photo. It is increasingly fuelled by paranoia and rage and the way it is constructed in terms of the character’s thoughts build and counterpoint like a fugue, while also playing on the meaning of the word fugue as a state in which there is a loss of memory or awareness.
“Cloud Animals” seems to be an innocent pastoral scene for two boys as they are growing up, but when they reach adulthood they take very different turns and nothing remains shared.