Laurence is a writer, originally from Burnley. He blogs about society, politics, food, culture and writes for a variety of publications. He has travelled extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America. He lives in Manchester with a King Charles Spaniel called Winston.
Likes include: World War II; Woody Allen; Oliver Reed; Nigel Farage; South Park and Team America; Clint Eastwood movies; America; New York; Italian and Indian food; Keith Floyd; JG Ballard; Claire Danes; cheese (especially British see link); tea; Tom Waits; long drawn out American TV series; Federico Fellini.
Skills: NCTJ Qualified (Lambeth College, London) – Public Affairs; reporting; media law; business of magazines; shorthand (100wpm); sub-editing and production.
Classics degree from Durham University