For the past 10 years, Brian Hollywood has been a journalist with the BBC, both in front of the camera and behind it. He was an award-winning reporter in Ireland before moving to England. In recent years, he has presented investigative documentaries on a variety of issues from discrimination and poverty to violent sectarianism, bank robbery, and fraud. On his first day as a producer for the BBC in London, he found himself accompanying the legendary broadcaster Sir David Frost to the Ritz Hotel to interview Bill Clinton. Itís been all downhill from there.
Originally a lawyer, Hollywood studied in Ireland and Belgium. He worked at the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, before becoming a criminologist. His academic research won major awards from the British Society of Criminology and the Royal Irish Academy.
Currently, Hollywood is a senior producer on one of BBC televisionís most influential politics and arts programs, which regularly features leading figures in world affairs and a wide array of major names from music, film, and literature.
Itís been a decade since Hollywood first came to CWA. He was writing a novel then. Itís finished now.