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Kieron Connolly is a commissioning editor at Old Street Publishing. Previously, he held editorial roles at Bloomsbury, Amber Books and at Weldon Owen, and has worked in a freelance capacity for HarperCollins, the United Nations Development Programme, Elwin Street Productions and Omnibus Press. Authors he has worked with include Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Pico Iyer, Lucy Lethbridge, Michael Peppiatt, Mark Wormald and
Frank Dikötter.

For more than a decade he worked for The Mail on Sunday
books desk, liaising with publishers in finding compelling stories in non-fiction that would work as strong serialisations. As a journalist, he has also written for the Daily Mail and The Times. As well as working as a freelance editor with writers on their non-fiction and fiction, he is also a reader of film and television scripts for the feedback service The Literary Consultancy.

As an author, his books include Dark History of Hollywood (updated in 2023 as The History of Hollywood) and
 Abandoned Places, which launched the Abandoned series for Amber Books. For Amber, he has written two more titles in this series: Abandoned Castles and Abandoned Civilisations, as well as Forests and The History of America. For children he has written Stories of the Constellations: Myths and Legends of the Night Skies, Disasters, World's Worst Monsters & Villains, A-Z of Dinosaurs and, as co-author, Dragons. His books have been translated into
nine languages.

In journalism, he has interviewed, among others, Sue Townsend, Alexei Sayle, Peter Ustinov, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Christopher Hampton, Nicolas Winding Refn, Anne V. Coates, Uri Geller, Griff Rhys Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Jane Birkin, Terry Pratchett, Nigel Kennedy, Chris Bonington, Ruby Wax, Andy McNab, Rory Bremner, Joan Bakewell and Ian Rankin. Some of these are available to read under 'Interviews'.

Kieron studied history at the University of Edinburgh and screenwriting at the National Film & Television School.

He lives in London.


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