Colin Bateman is the author of more than thirty novels, including Divorcing Jack, Mystery Man and I Predict A Riot. He wrote the screenplays for the film version of Divorcing Jack, and also for the movies Crossmaheart, Wild About Harry, The Journey and Driven. He wrote the plays National Anthem, Bag for Life and Nutcase. In 2010 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Ulster, for his Services to Literature. He lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
‘I couldn’t put it down … Mr Bateman writes with such truth
and deceptive simplicity, and always with a smattering of good oul’
‘I’m a long-time fan of Colin Bateman and his novels. This looks another winner’
‘I loved it … a brilliant account of growing up in Northern Ireland, full of his trademark wit and willingness to make us laugh at things we shouldn’t be laughing at.’
*The Irish Times*