1. When did you think about a career in writing and what were your first steps into it? I was at school (about 16 or 17) when I wrote a play for a young person’s play writing competition run by Thames or LWT.
"ESSENTIALLY, the challenge I set myself was to go to as many protests in Northern Ireland as I could," explains Malachi O'Doherty of how penning his new book Fifty Years On: The Troubles and The Struggle For Change in Northern Ireland took him out on to the streets of Belfast and Derry to compare and contrast 'now' with 'then'.
THEY say never work with children or animals – yet TV presenter John Craven has spent much of his life doing just that, firstly on his eponymous Newsround bulletin for youngsters, later as the face of Countryfile.