Meet the Dodo Ink team

 

Sam Mills, Managing Director

Sam Mills, Managing Director
Credit Andrew Gallix

Sam Mills is the author of The Quiddity of Will Self (Corsair), a novel which aims to be the literary equivalent of Being John Malkovich, with Will Self as the centre of fascination. The Guardian described it as ‘so outrageous as to defy conventional review’, The Sunday Times as ‘an ingenious, energetic read’ and The Catholic Herald as ‘maverick’. She has also written several crossover novels which have been translated into 5 languages, one of which has been turned into an award-winning play in France. Her journalism and essays have been published in The GuardianThe Independent andThe Weeklings. Her favourite novelists include Will Self, Martin Amis, Rachel Ingalls and Michael Ondaatje. She is the editor at Dodo Ink and has worked on books by Monique Roffey, Neil Griffiths, Andrew Gallix and Seraphina Madsen. Sam is interested in publishing novels that are daring and different; novels that she is a fan of include The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall,Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger and F by Daniel Kehlmann.

Thom Cuell - Co-Founder

Thom Cuell - Editorial Director

Thom Cuell is a book reviewer, who runs the Workshy Fop website. His writing has also been featured on websites including 3am Magazine, The Weeklings and The Literateur, and he has worked as the Reviews Editor for The Cadaverine, championing writing by under-30s. He has an MA in English and American Literature from the University of Manchester, and has worked in Digital Marketing and Communication. His favourite novels include Zone by Mathias Enard, The Ghost of Chance by William Burroughs and Dorian by Will Self. He is looking for satirical and surreal writing, which makes imaginative leaps and lives outside the everyday.

Alex Spears - Digital & Marketing Director

Alex Spears - Digital & Marketing Director

Alex Spears is a graduate of the City University MA in Publishing Studies. He has worked in marketing, editorial and digital roles at independent presses since 2007, for publishers including Constable & Robinson, Pluto Press and Elliott & Thompson. He currently works as Sales Director for the independent press Indigo. His favourite novels include Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño and The Map and the Territory by Michel Houllebecq. 

Georgie Codd

Georgie Codd

Georgie Codd is the author of the fear-filled scuba diving memoir We Swim To The Shark (Fleet), which was published in early 2020 and featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – described by the TLS as ‘an almost spiritual mission… sharply drawn’; ABC Melbourne as ‘an enthralling ride’, and the Outdoor Swimming Society as ‘smart nature-narrative writing’. During the first Covid-19 lockdown she founded the online ‘antiviral’ literary festival BookBound 2020, in aid of the mental health charities Mind (in the UK) and Changing Minds (in New Zealand). The festival won a Time Out Award by public vote, and remains accessible online in both video and podcast formats. Georgie is drawn to work that is cunning, slick and story-driven, and her favourites are open to change.