Tony McMahon – who am I?
I’m a complete history geek of epic proportions and obsessed with the history of London – my home town. It’s a mess of a place with centuries of buildings layered on top of each other but not a month passes when I don’t discover something new about the place. Tired of London - tired of life, as somebody once said.
I’m a published author with two books brought out by Aurum Press/Quarto and my Templar epic, Quest For The True Cross, is available for download through iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc. There is another book with the same name – look for the one authored by me!
In 2010, Aurum Press/Quarto published my book ‘No Place To Hide’, the hard hitting biography of 1980s boxer Errol Christie. This book was short-listed for the 2011 British Sports Book award and long-listed for the William Hill sports book prize. It was also recommended by The Guardian as a 2010 Christmas read and Errol was the subject of interviews in the national press as well as Sky News and the BBC.
My day job is Strategy and Development Director for CTN Communications – the leading online video, social media and digital communications service. I produce video content for The Economist, Wall Street Journal in Europe and various large companies. You can see me presenting The Economist’s Global Forecast programme on the Economist Intelligence Unit website and other sites.
My previous lives include being a producer at the BBC for five years and a reporter at Sky News. I have been a Labour (local council) candidate twice though the good people of Ravenscourt Park decided they preferred the Conservative on both occasions.
I have freelanced for most of the UK’s national newspapers – mainly back in the 1990s – including a front page story in the Daily Mail and more features than I care to remember for the Daily Telegraph. My own preferred newspaper is The Guardian but they don’t pay enough to write for.
To download my latest book – Quest For The True Cross – click HERE