Colin Bateman

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Birthday
13, 1962
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1962 (age 56)
Birthplace
Northern Ireland

About

Notable for his Dan Starkey, Martin Murphy, and Mystery Man series of novels, he is also recognized for Reservoir Pups, Ice Quake, and other children's books. Also a screenwriter, he created a television series titled Scup.

Before Fame

In his mid-teens, he began working as a reporter and columnist for a newspaper called the County Down Spectator. A decade and a half later, he published his first Dan Starkey novel and subsequently received the 1994 Betty Trask Award.

Trivia

His 2007 book Titanic 2020 was nominated for the Salford Children's Book Award.

Family Life

The son of a World War II veteran, Bateman spent his youth in Newtownards and Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Associated With

His darkly comedic novel Divorcing Jack was adapted into a 1998 film starring David Thewlis.