Colin Bateman


Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman
Occupation Author

Colin Bateman is a novelist, screenwriter and former journalist from Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Born in 1962, Bateman attended Bangor Grammar School leaving at 16 to join the County Down Spectator as a "cub" reporter, then columnist and deputy editor.[1] A collection of his columns was published as Bar Stool Boy in 1989.

Bateman has been producing novels since his debut, Divorcing Jack, in 1994.[1] Divorcing Jack won a Betty Trask Award in the same year and was adapted into a 1998 film starring David Thewlis.[2][3] Several of Bateman's novels featured the semi-autobiographical Belfast journalist, Dan Starkey.[3]

His book Murphy's Law was adapted from the BBC television series Murphy's Law (2001–2007), featuring James Nesbitt. Bateman explains on his website that "Murphy`s Law was written specifically for James Nesbitt, a local actor who became a big TV star through Cold Feet. The ninety minute pilot for Murphy's Law on BBC 1 was seen by more than seven million people, and led to three TV series, on which I was the chief writer."[1]

His children's book Titanic 2020 has been shortlisted for the 2008 Salford Children's Book Award.[4][5]

Much of his work is produced under the name "Bateman" (rather than his full name); his 2007 novel I Predict a Riot bears (among others) the dedication: "For my Christian name, gone but not forgotten".[6]

Contents

Novels

For Children

The Gang With No Name

  1. Reservoir Pups (2003)[7]
  2. Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett (2004)[8]
  3. The Seagulls have Landed (2005)[9]


Titanic 2020

  1. Titanic 2020 (2007)[10]
  2. Titanic 2020: Cannibal City (2008)

For Adults

Dan Starkey

  1. Divorcing Jack (1994) - A Dan Starkey novel
  2. Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men (1996) - A Dan Starkey novel
  3. Turbulent Priests (1999) - A Dan Starkey novel
  4. Shooting Sean (2001) - A Dan Starkey novel
  5. The Horse With My Name (2003) - A Dan Starkey novel
  6. Driving Big Davie (2004) - A Dan Starkey novel
  7. Belfast Confidential (2005) - A Dan Starkey novel
  8. Nine Inches (2011)


Martin Murphy

  1. Murphy's Law (2002) - A Martin Murphy novel
  2. Murphy's Revenge (2005) - A Martin Murphy novel


Mystery Man

  • Mystery Man (2009)[11]
  • The Day of the Jack Russell (2009)
  • Dr. Yes (2010)


Non-Series

  • Cycle of Violence (1995)
  • Empire State (1997)
  • Maid of the Mist (1999)
  • Mohammed Maguire (2001)
  • Wild About Harry (2001)
  • Chapter And Verse (2003)
  • I Predict A Riot (2007)
  • Orpheus Rising (2008)

Films

See also

References

External links


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