My name is Michael Kerr. I’m a journalist. I was born in Northern Ireland and grew up there in a seaside boarding house — the subject of my memoir, Our Side of the House.
I moved to London at 18, trained as a journalist and worked for several professional journals and as a freelance before joining The Sunday Times, where I was on the staff from 1984 to 1987.
I have since been on The Daily Telegraph, working as a writer and commissioning editor, most recently on the travel desk.