Writers @ Write by the Sea 2017
Geoff Hill is a critically acclaimed bestselling author and award-winning journalist based in Belfast.In a previous life, he was Ireland’s most capped volleyball player and a much younger man. He writes a weekly motorbike column for the Mirror which is a desperate attempt to disguise the fact that he knows bugger all about motorbikes. He’s also the editor of Microlight Flying magazine, in spite of the fact that he knows even less about aeroplanes than he does about motorbikes. He’s the author of 11 books, including three novels and bike adventure books about epic journeys from Delhi to the UK, Chile to Alaska, around Australia and around the world recreating the journey of Carl Stearns Clancy, the first person to take a motorbike around the world 100 years ago – complete with the original boots Clancy wore on that trip. He’s either won or been shortlisted for a UK travel writer of the year award nine times. He’s also a former Irish, European and world travel writer of the year. He lives in Belfast with his wife Cate, a cat called Cat, a hammock and the ghost of a flatulent Great Dane. His hobbies are volleyball, flying, motorbikes, tennis, skiing and worrying about the price of fish.