Cole Moreton is a writer and broadcaster exploring who we are and what we believe in. His BBC Radio 4 series The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away won Audio Moment of the Year at the Arias and Best Writing at the World’s Best Radio Awards in New York. Recent series include The Power of Three and The Wedding Detectives. He can also sometimes be found offering Pause For Thought to Zoe Ball on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. Cole’s new podcast Can We Talk? is a series of crafted short stories about encounters with remarkable people and what we can learn about how to live.
Cole was named as Interviewer of the Year at the Press Awards for his work with the Mail on Sunday and you can have a rummage through his A-Z of interviews with the famous, the infamous and the extraordinary here. Cole has covered many of the major news stories of our times as a writer for titles including The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Financial Times and was once executive editor of the late, lamented Independent on Sunday.
He is the author of four non-fiction books including Hungry for Home, which was shortlisted alongside Zadie Smith’s White Teeth for the prestigious John Llewelyn Rhys Prize for first book of any kind. His debut novel The Light Keeper has won praise from Matt Haig and Anthony Horowitz, Jane Fallon and Peter James, among many more.
Cole Moreton is a longtime contributor to the Greenbelt festival of arts, faith and justice and co-founder of a gathering called Wild Spirit. He writes songs and sings in a band called The Pilgrim Mothers. An East Ender by birth, he now lives by the sea near Beachy Head and co-hosts a podcast called Edge of England, telling the stories of this stunning landscape.