Martyn Burke works in a multitude of worlds, moving between novels, films, and documentaries. He has published six highly acclaimed novels, been nominated for Emmys, Directors Guild, and Writers Guild awards for his feature and television films. He has made award winning television and theatrical documentaries including the Academy Award-short listed Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, and on other topics ranging from traveling carnivals to terrorism.
Winner of the Peabody Award and shortlisted for the Academy Awards, Martyn Burke's latest film UNDER FIRE: Journalist In Combat, takes the viewer into the psychological cost of covering wars. Having been through wars himself, Burke lets the latest wave of combat reporters tell of the invisible toll that war often takes as jarring footage of what they experienced plays on the screen.
Martyn Burke offers a master class in timing and subtlety....the answers come, pulling us into the character's dilemmas, making us care, keeping us turning the pages...With so much drama, information and emotion packed into fewer than 350 pages.
The Truth About the Night remains with yo u long after the last line is read. - Toronto Globe and Mail.
This is a beautifully written novel - Quill and Quire.
"Burke has created a vast, unruly quintessentially American landscape. Prepare to get carried away . .
He is a story teller of lavish generosity"
- Washington Post
"I've just read the book and I'm crazy about it" - LA Times
"Ivory Joe is a real pleasure"
- New York Times