Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill - Ghostwriter

Belfast, UK

As the author of novels, travel books and biogs, a former daily newspaper chief sub-editor and now a magazine editor, I've eclectic skills.

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Overview

I'm the critically acclaimed author of 15 fiction and non-fiction books, winner of national, European and world awards for feature and travel writing, and now a flying magazine editor and freelance motorbike and travel writer at the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Literary Fiction
Non-Fiction
Travel

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature

Awards

  • I've either won or been shortlisted for a UK travel writer of the year award nine times. I'm also a former Irish, European and world travel writer of the year. I've been Northern Ireland journalist of the year, and features journalist of the year three times.

Work experience

Director

Self-employed
April, 2009 – Present (over 10 years)

I write the only motorbike column in a UK national newspaper, the Daily Mirror ( which is surprising considering that my columns are a desperate attempt to disguise the fact that I know bugger all about motorbikes.
I'm also the editor of Microlight Flying magazine, in spite of the fact that I know even less about aeroplanes than I do about motorbikes.
My 15 books include three novels and bestselling bike adventure books about epic journeys from Delhi to the UK, Chile to Alaska and around Australia.
For my latest adventure book, In Clancy’s Boots, I recreated the journey of Carl Stearns Clancy, the first person to take a motorbike around the world 100 years ago – complete with the original boots Clancy wore on that trip.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Way to Go: Two of the World’s Great Motorcycle Journeys

Geoff Hill

Way to Go brings together two epic motorcycle journeys, from Delhi to Belfast on a Royal Enfield, and from Chicago to LA on a Harley-Davidson.A thoughtful, hilarious, off-beat travelogue by award-winning journalist Geoff Hill.What the critics say about Geoff Hill’s travel writing‘Shift your arse Kerouac, Geoff Hill’s on the road. Faster, funnier, and still alive.’Colin Bateman‘…a distinctive b... read more

Way to Go brings together two epic motorcycle journeys, from Delhi to Belfast on a Royal Enfield, and from Chicago to LA on a Harley-Davidson.A thoughtful, hilarious, off-beat travelogue by award-winning journalist Geoff Hill.What the critics say about Geoff Hill’s travel writing‘Shift your arse Kerouac, Geoff Hill’s on the road. Faster, funnier, and still alive.’Colin Bateman‘…a distinctive b... read more

In Clancy's Boots: The Greatest Ever Round-the-World Motorbike Adventure, Motorbike Adventures 4

Geoff Hill

In 1912, Carl Stearns Clancy undertook the longest, most difficult and most perilous journey ever attempted on a motorcycle. By June 1913 he had made history, becoming the first person ever to travel round the world on a motorbike. A century on, bestselling author and biker Geoff Hill recreates Clancy’s historic journey and ends up on the road trip of a lifetime. Following the same route, and ... read more

In 1912, Carl Stearns Clancy undertook the longest, most difficult and most perilous journey ever attempted on a motorcycle. By June 1913 he had made history, becoming the first person ever to travel round the world on a motorbike. A century on, bestselling author and biker Geoff Hill recreates Clancy’s historic journey and ends up on the road trip of a lifetime. Following the same route, and ... read more

The Butler's Son

Geoff Hill

Max Edwards was eighteen when he saw the woman he loved and the man he wanted to kill.Those words open the new novel from critically acclaimed author Geoff Hill: the gripping, dramatic and uplifting story of Max, the self-educated son of the butler at a grand estate in rural Ireland who, weeks before the First World War, falls in love with the Japanese bride of the Major who owns the estate.Ma... read more

Max Edwards was eighteen when he saw the woman he loved and the man he wanted to kill.Those words open the new novel from critically acclaimed author Geoff Hill: the gripping, dramatic and uplifting story of Max, the self-educated son of the butler at a grand estate in rural Ireland who, weeks before the First World War, falls in love with the Japanese bride of the Major who owns the estate.Ma... read more

The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a motorbike

Geoff Hill

‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in Califo... read more

‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in Califo... read more

Anyway, Where Was I?: Geoff Hill's Alternative A-Z of the World

Geoff Hill

A collection of some of the very best of the author's travel writing.

A collection of some of the very best of the author's travel writing.

Oz: Around Australia on a Triumph

Geoff Hill, Colin O'Carroll

Geoff Hill and Colin O'Carroll take on Australia's legendary Highway 1 on their trusty Triumph motorbikes, circumnavigating the country from Adelaide to Adelaide.

Geoff Hill and Colin O'Carroll take on Australia's legendary Highway 1 on their trusty Triumph motorbikes, circumnavigating the country from Adelaide to Adelaide.

Geoff Hill's A-Z of Bikes

Geoff Hill

Selected motorbike columns by award-winning journalist and critically acclaimed author Geoff Hill from the Irish Times, Sunday Times and Daily Mirror

Selected motorbike columns by award-winning journalist and critically acclaimed author Geoff Hill from the Irish Times, Sunday Times and Daily Mirror

The Brownie Dawn Patrol Volume 1: Collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers (1-4)

Geoff Hill

Collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

Collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

The Brownie Dawn Patrol: Volume 2: Selected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers

Geoff Hill

The second volume of collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

The second volume of collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

The Brownie Dawn Patrol: Volume 3

Geoff Hill

Volume three of the collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

Volume three of the collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

The Brownie Dawn Patrol: Volume 4

Geoff Hill

The fourth and final volume of collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

The fourth and final volume of collected columns from one of Ireland's funniest writers whose cult following included everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers - and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley

Angel Street: An epic tale of love and betrayal spanning two continents and the 20th Century

Geoff Hill

An Irishman abandoned by his wife who goes travelling to leave the scene of his loss. A neurotic Dutch girl with a dark secret. A Finnish woman who has moved to Los Angeles to find her father, her only clue a name and number scribbled by her mother just before she died in childbirth. Three people, two trying to let go of their past and one trying to find hers, whose lives are woven together in... read more

An Irishman abandoned by his wife who goes travelling to leave the scene of his loss. A neurotic Dutch girl with a dark secret. A Finnish woman who has moved to Los Angeles to find her father, her only clue a name and number scribbled by her mother just before she died in childbirth. Three people, two trying to let go of their past and one trying to find hers, whose lives are woven together in... read more

The Ulster Joke Book

general wear to the book. faint dirt marks on the inside cover and first page

general wear to the book. faint dirt marks on the inside cover and first page

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