The writer

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.

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