Mark G. Sanchez
Dr Mark G. Sanchez is a Gibraltarian writer and academic based in the United Kingdom. Dr Sanchez took BA, MA and PhD degrees at the University of Leeds, completing his studies in 2004 with a thesis exploring perceptions of ‘hispanicity’ in Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. He is the author of over a dozen fiction and non-fiction books about Gibraltar – including the novels Marlboro Man, Gooseman and The Fetishist – and his work has been reviewed and written about in Wasafiri, Ariel, Hispania and other well-known scholarly journals. In November 2020 he was awarded the title of Cultural Ambassador at the Gibraltar Government's annual culture awards. He is a member of the Gibraltar National Book Council and also an honorary member of the Associazione Italiana Studi Culture e Letterature di Lingua Inglese.
Dr MG Sanchez’s collaboration in the compilation of the Gibraltar component of the ICE project is essential. His primary role is to guide us in our field-work in Gibraltar and, as a Gibraltarian writer and academic he also offers invaluable help in introducing us to the culture and sociolinguistic situation of Gibraltar, as well as to the people we need to approach to compile the ICE-GBR corpus: speakers, journalists, writers, poets.