Broadcaster & Novelist

Driving to Dingle

At Ned's Point, Inishowen

“ I can see that this is the job I have been preparing for all my life. I've always loved storytelling. That's why I became a reporter, why I made radio and television documentaries. Whether I'm writing fiction or crime fiction, I'm telling stories. ”

Welcome to my website.

I've been at the St Clémentin Bilingual LittFête where I gave a talk on fiction and crime fiction, interviewed the wonderful Lemn Sissay about his life, his poetry and his collaborations with other artists, enjoyed many discussions about books, writing and translation and was enthralled by Patricia Duncker, author and emeritus professor of  English at Manchester University, and by Gavin Bowd, head of Modern Languages at St Andrew's, author of The Last Communard, translator and friend of Michel Houllebecq.   My latest book, Bogman - a crime novel published under the nom de plume R I Olufsen - is published by Crux Books. The e-edition of my first two novels, Singing Bird, and Meeting Point are also published by Crux. Hardback and paperback editions are still available on Amazon. On alternate weeks, I present Sunday Sequence on BBC Radio Ulster.  You can listen at or download the podcast, Everyday Ethics.              

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