Professor Martin Goodman's first novel, On Bended Knees, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize (now the Costa Book Awards). His biography of the scientist John Scott Haldane, Suffer and Survive, won first prize in the BMA Book Awards 2008. His most recent works are Client Earth, a non-fiction book about ecolawyers saving the planet and Forever Konrad, a Hull-based vampire tale.Upcoming is Follow the Dog, a novel of music and the Holocaust. The generational inheritance of the effects of war is a major theme of his work. Professor Goodman runs the independent publishing house Barbican Press. More information is available on his website. Current book, Client Earth, has brought festival appearances in Hobart, Sydney, Bristol, Dartington, Church Stretton, Chipping Norton, Folkestone, Chiswick, Harrogate, and on BBC Parliament's Book Talk, BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking, and regional and national radio broadcasts in Australia and New Zealand. As publisher of Barbican Press, new titles have been shortlisted for the Scottish First Book Award, longlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and Polari Prize, and runner-up for the Virginia Novel of the Year, while another is to be filmed for the BBC. More than 30 writers from Hull have achieved first publication through the press.