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Colin Bateman


Colin Bateman was born in Northern Ireland and educated at Bangor Grammar School before joining the County Down Spectator as a journalist, and later becoming the paper's deputy editor.

His first novel ‘Divorcing Jack' was published in 1995 and Colin has since completed in excess of twenty novels in little over thirteen years, ranging from crime fiction to children's books.

Many of Colin's novels have been adapted for the silver screen with 'Divorcing Jack' and 'Mad about Harry' both being made into successful motion pictures. Adaptions haven't stopped at the big screen, with 'Murphy's Law' being adapted into an extremely successful television series, of which Colin worked as Head writer on the production.

Colin currently has a heavy involvement within the television sector and continues to write novels in the fashion and speed that he has become accustomed to.

Watch Colin talk about his writing, how he got his work published, his plans for the future and learn some of his top tips.

Scroll through the clip-strip below and click on a thumbnail to choose which of the four videos you want to watch in the media player.

Publications to Date Publications to Date

•  Divorcing Jack
(1995)

•  Cycle of Violence
(1995)

•  Of Wee Sweetie Mice & Men
(1996)

•  Best in the Business (1997)

•  Empire State
(1997)

•  Maid in the Mist
(1998)

•  Turbulent Priests
(1999)

•  Wild about Harry
(2001)

•  Mohammed Maguire (2001)

•  Shooting Sean
(2001)

•  Murphy's Law
(2002)

•  The Horse with My Name (2002)

•  Chapter and Verse
(2003)

•  Running with the Reservoir Pups: Eddie & the Gang with No Name
(2003)

•  Bring me the Head of Oliver Plunkett
(2004)

•  Driving Big Davie
(2004)

•  Belfast Confidential
(2005)

•  Murphy's Revenge
(2005)

•  The Seagulls Have Landed
(2005)

•  Titanic 2020
(2007)

•  I Predict A Riot
(2007)

•  Canaibal City
(2008)

•  Orpheus Rising
(2008)

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