Agent: David H Headley
Stephen Walker is an award-winning BBC correspondent and author based in Belfast with a track record of writing critically-acclaimed books.
He wrote Forgotten Soldiers: The Irishmen Shot at Dawn in 2007. Published by Gill and Macmillan, it was the first book to concentrate on Irish soldiers who were executed in the Great War. Forgotten Soldiers was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year.
In 2011, Stephen's book Hide and Seek was published by HarperCollins. It examined the dramatic relationship between Nazi commander Herbert Kappler and Irish priest Monsignor O'Flaherty in war-torn Rome. The book was an Irish Times bestseller and Daily Mail Book of the Week.
In 2015, Ireland's Call, was published by Merrion Press. Using previously unpublished details and photographs, this book revealed for the first time the poignant stories of 40 Irish sporting heroes who died in the Great War.
Stephen Walker has worked for the BBC for over 30 years and his journalism has been honoured by the Royal Television Society and the Association of European Journalists. He was Northern Ireland Journalist of the Year in 2005.
He has worked as a radio and television reporter, a lobby correspondent, and a documentary maker. He is currently a Political Correspondent with BBC Northern Ireland. Over the past three decades Stephen has reported on many of the big stories in Britain and Ireland. He covered the 'Troubles', the signing of the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process over the last thirty years. An astute political observer, he has interviewed all the leading Irish and British political figures of recent years, including five Prime Ministers.
Born in England, he was brought up in Ballymena in Country Antrim where he went to school. He studied Business Studies at Northampton and was later awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Highbury College in Portsmouth.
He lives in Northern Ireland with his family.