“An extraordinary true story told by a wonderful writer. I wish I could produce something as moving, engaging and beautiful as this.” Bryony Gordon
Cole Moreton is a writer and broadcaster exploring who we are and what we believe in. He was named Interviewer of the Year at the Press Awards in 2016.
His innovative documentary series The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away for Radio 4 was awarded Audio Moment of the Year at the Radio Academy’s Arias awards in October 2016, the British radio industry’s equivalent of an Oscar. You can listen again here.
The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away has just been published as a book by HarperCollins, telling the true story of a modern medical miracle.
His award-winning portfolio of interviews for Event, the magazine of the Mail on Sunday, includes encounters with Anne Robinson (“I must be worth £50 million …”) Anthony Horowitz (“Idris Elba is too street to play Bond …”) and the late Brian Sewell (“My friends are stealing from me …”). Read his A-Z of interviews here.
The best of a brilliant bunch is an interviewer at the top of his game. He is insightful and a master craftsman producing entertaining and memorable pieces.” Press Awards
Cole has also covered many of the major news stories of our time: from 9/11 to the London Olympics and the death of Nelson Mandela. He was executive editor of The Independent on Sunday and chief feature writer of The Sunday Telegraph, where he pioneered new forms of multi-media storytelling. Now working as a freelance, his features and analysis have appeared in The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times, among others.
An experienced broadcaster, Cole Moreton has presented Sunday for Radio 4 was well as The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away on the same station. Other radio and television appearances include The Moral Maze and The Big Questions.
The first of his three books Hungry for Home about Ireland and America was shortlisted for the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His latest Is God Still An Englishman? explores the huge recent changes in British spirituality, culture and national identity and speaks up for the millions of us who believe but don’t belong.
Cole is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster and has led courses for the Arvon Foundation. He is available as a consultant to help individuals and companies understand and communicate their own stories.