Mark Heywood is a novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker. He is the co-author of the Mark Dewar Cordoba novels set in Arabic Spain. The first book in the series was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award. The books are published in English by Endeavour Press, and in Spanish by Ediciones B. Mark has had work performed by the Liars' League in Hong Kong, and is currently developing crime drama and psychological thriller projects for television.