Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the three hundred and sixty-seventh, is of Laurence Walker. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
Born in 1978, in England, Laurence has worked for most of the past 10 years as a commodities journalist, mainly attached to international energy news services and magazines. He spent a number of years working in Russia and the former Soviet Union (initially teaching English and later as a freelance journalist), settling back in England with his family in 2007, ahead of the birth of his second son.
Laurence’s work-related travel – which has taken him to places as diverse as a coal terminal in Russia’s Arctic Circle and the tobacco fields of southern Kyrgyzstan – and the people he’s met along the way have provided some inspiration for his fiction writing.
His debut novel, Under a Russian Heaven, is out now from 280 Steps, and he’s currently working on a crime novel, set in Central Asia.
And now from the author himself: