I write features, interviews and opinion pieces about technology, culture and everything in between for some of the biggest names in the media, and my first book has just been published.
My work has appeared regularly in BBC Future, The Guardian, the I paper/ The Independent, Wired and The Economist. My byline has also appeared in Barron’s, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, UnHerd, Raconteur, Warwick Business School’s Core magazine and The Daily Telegraph. I have also written about publishing for the Frankfurt Book Fair own Publishing Perspectives.
My first piece for The Smithsonian’s Air and Space magazine Across the channel in a Nazi Helicopter has now been published.
Over the last three years
- The plane too ahead of its time was included in BBC Future’s Best of 2020 Collection
- The rise of citizen science: can the public help solve our biggest problems? was published by The Guardian online, and then in print, in The Guardian Weekly magazine.
- The deepest hole we have ever dug was included in BBC Future’s Best of 2019 Collection
- Silicon Valley’s ‘suicide pill’ for mankind was one of UnHerd’s Best of 2018.
My first book N-4 DOWN: the hunt for the Arctic airship Italia was published at the end of August by New York based Custom House Books, an imprint of William Morrow/ HarperCollins. The Italian rights for N-4 DOWN have been sold to Corbaccio, part of the Mauri Spagnol group, one of Italy’s largest publishers. Here is a Publisher’s Weekly profile of the group.
N-4 DOWN has
- received very good reviews, including one by The Wall Street Journal
- had an extract published on LitHub/ CrimeReads and on Engadget.com
- was one of LitHub’s 13 boots to add your TBR pile this week.
- is a #1,2,3 and #1,2,4 Hot New Release on Amazon.com in the target categories of the History of the Arctic and Antarctic, and the History of Aviation.
- is a top #2,10,20 Bestseller in those categories as well.
- led so far to 6 podcast and radio interviews, nearly all on nationally syndicated shows.
My literary agent is the amazing Erin Cox at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, I am currently working on a proposal for my second book.
I love speaking at and moderating events, and appearing on radio and podcast, which include
- online talk for The Explorer’s Club, New York, on N-4 DOWN: the search for the Arctic airship Italia.
- radio show/ podcasts which include CBS Window on the World with John Batchelor (pre-recorded, 40 minutes), Bruce Dorminey’s Cosmic Controversy podcast (50 minutes), and The Ron Seggi Show (live, 10 minutes).
- interviewing leading British edtech entrepreneur George Burgess, now Director of Innovation at The Telegraph, live on stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair for Publishing Perspective..
- chairing a panel discussion for Byte the Book on New Writing: What Opportunities Are There For Authors On Today’s Platforms?
- chairing a panel discussion for Byte the Book on Machine Thinking: How is AI impacting the creative industries?
With the rest of my time, I try and give something back to the world by teaching.
If you want to contact me, my email is mpiesing at gmail.com.
I am @MarkPiesing on Twitter. DM me.
You can also message me on LinkedIn.