Martin F.D. Baker

Author & Scriptwriter

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Martin Baker - Author, Scriptwriter, Editor

Martin is an author, screenwriter and script editor. His latest novel, Version Thirteen, is just launched by UnboundVersion Thirteen is the second in the Spendlove trilogy set against the crisis in global capitalism, launched in 2013. The early stages of screen adaptation in Hollywood are in hand. See the video here.

Version Thirteen was preceded by Meltdown, whose sales and downloads total almost 50,000 in the UK and Commonwealth territories. UK public libraries have recorded over 40,000 loans in the four years to July 2012 (source: PLR). Meltdown has been translated into Russian, Indian (Marathi) and Lithuanian, with a French translation in the pipeline.

Martin's first book was A Fool And His Money, a best-selling collection of satirical essays, originally published by Orion. A revised and updated extract of A Fool And His Money is available as an e-book. He is working on (no publication date set) an authorised biography of Manchester United football manager, David Moyes.

Martin, whose work as script editor and story consultant is in great demand, was a judge in the international scriptwriting competition, Writers Revolution.

Also in development: Romeo And Juliet 3D - a modern re-telling of the classic Shakespearean play. Martin co-wrote the script of this feature film. See the two-minute teaser film by clicking here.

Meltdown: Media Reviews, Interviews, Fluff and Stuff...

"Exciting, intriguing, well-crafted: the business!" - Duncan Bannatyne

"A brilliant and accurate insight into the cut-throat world of financial high-flyers. I couldn't put it down." - Max Clifford

"Let's take a real writer to the pub!" Hear Martin on the Chris Evans Show, BBC Radio 2

"Publishing moves with the speed of a heavily sedated wardrobe." Interview with John Humphrys and Sir Peter Hall on the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4

"Books that attempt to convey the atmosphere of a City trading floor and succeed are extremely rare. On the fiction shelves, I can't think of any … Baker's may be the first. His account of the enormous, calculated play that gives the book its name is compelling and more importantly, utterly convincing." - Evening Standard

"A pacy plot, convincing detail and exotic locations." - Daily Mirror

"All the ingredients are there - fervid scenes on the dealing floor, a murder, a plot to destabilise the world financial system." - The Times

"With so many thrillers clamouring for our attention, something special is needed to rise above the crowd - and on the evidence of Meltdown, Martin Baker has just what it takes... splendid, fast-moving stuff, in which the stakes move from personal vendettas to nothing less than a threat to the global economy." - Barry Forshaw, The Good Book Guide