Paul Waters is an award-winning BBC producer and co-host of We’d Like A Word, shortlisted for 2020 Books Podcast of the Year. Paul grew up in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’ and was a BBC TV/radio reporter and producer. Paul’s book, Blackwatertown, is a thriller set in the 1950s on the Irish border. Frederick Forsyth said it was “fascinating with intricate twists and turns”. BBC Radio 4’s Rev Richard Coles described it as “extraordinary, abundant, dazzling and full of incident.” Readers say it is “exciting”, “moving” and “funny”.
Paul once made Pelé his dinner, created a G8 Summit in a South African township, went undercover in Zimbabwe, conducted football crowds, reported from Swiss drug shooting-up rooms, smuggled a satellite dish into Cuba and produced the World Service’s live coverage of the 9/11 attacks on America. He also taught in Poland, drove a cab in England, busked in Wales, was a night club cook in New York, designed computer systems in Dublin, presented podcasts for Germans and organised music festivals. He lives in Buckinghamshire and has two children.