The Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He passed several exams along the way and now holds a 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.
He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs
THE good folks at No Alibis bookshop will be bringing the supremely talented US author and musician Willy Vlautin back to Belfast next year to coincide with the publication of his new novel, Don't Skip Out On Me.
IT'S hard enough to even keep up with current events in these uncertain times, but comedian and activist Mark Thomas is currently making bold assertions about our future – and taking money from the bookies as a result.