A Writer of the Ordinary Man...

Very much a self-proclaimed “writer of the ordinary man,” Mal Foster was born in 1956 and grew up in Camberley, Surrey before moving to nearby Knaphill in the late 1980s. He had left school just before his sixteenth birthday in 1972 to help support his single mother and younger brother. Around this time he began writing poetry, and indeed, his first poems were published soon after.

Now semi-retired, he counts his time as a local journalist as a career highlight. 

Mal has just published his sixth novel, the intriguingly risqué, ‘The Story of Virna Babineaux’, which is attracting five star ratings on Amazon, Goodreads and across the various social media platforms. 

A new novel, 'In the Shadow of Marc Bolan', is due out in 2024.

All titles are available in paperback and e-book formats. A hardcover version of 'Fluke's Cradle' is also available.

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Contact : malfoster1956@gmail.com  

Check out  Mal's community writers' blog @ The Woking Writers' Collective


 Mal Foster's Definitive Poetry Collection 

 Now available FREE online!


Mal Foster's first poetry was published when he was just seventeen. He went on to win three Young Poet awards, and edited the small press poetry magazine, 'Wire'. 

In 1982 Mal joined the amateur music society  CAMUS. In May 1983 he took a lead role as Lt Joseph Cable in the Rogers & Hammerstein Musical, 'South Pacific,' at Camberley Civic Hall.

Mal was once part of the music duo 'Leviathan' with Paul Wells. A number of tracks still exist on cassette tape. There are plans to have them digitalised.

In 1987, Mal recorded some of his poems with the band, 'Magic Moments at Twilight Time' and appeared live with the group at the Greenpeace Festival in Surrey.

Mal's song 'The Unheard Of War' was performed live by the Irish band, 'Giro Junction', at the St James Tavern, Piccadilly, London in 1988.