Cole Moreton is an award-winning British interviewer, writer and broadcaster exploring who we are and what we believe in. He writes, talks and tells stories about the arts, politics, cultural identity, faith, spirituality and life, but above all, people.
Cole’s latest book The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away tells the moving true story of a modern medical miracle. He wrote and presented a Radio 4 series of the same name that won Audio Moment of the Year at the Arias and Best Writing at the World’s Best Radio awards. He won bronze for Best Speech Presenter at the Audio Production Awards in 2018.
Cole has also been named Interviewer of the Year at the Press Awards. His 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 …”). Choose from 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.”
Other recent programmes for BBC Radio 4 include The Lost Cockney Voice and Waco: Surviving The Apocalypse. Cole has hosted Sunday and appeared as a guest on many shows including Today, The Moral Maze and The Big Questions.
The first of his four books Hungry for Home was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. My Father Was A Hero, tells the story of men and women who came back from war but found it hard to cope with peace. Is God Still An Englishman? explores the huge recent changes in British spirituality, culture and identity and speaks up for the millions of us who believe but don’t belong. The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away is published by HarperCollins.
As a journalist, Cole Moreton has also covered many of the major news stories of our time, from the Olympics and Paralympics to 9/11 and the death of Nelson Mandela. After more than a decade with The Independent on Sunday, ending up as executive editor, Cole moved to The Sunday Telegraph, where he pioneered new forms of multi-media storytelling. Now a freelance, his features and analysis have appeared in many titles including The Financial Times, The Guardian, Newsweek and The Sunday Times.
Cole has been 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.