Agent: Tom Drake-Lee
Michael Delahaye wrote his first three thrillers - published in the UK, US and Japan - when working as a BBC TV reporter and correspondent, covering elections, earthquakes and mass killings. The New York Times described On The Third Day (about the discovery of the bones of Jesus) as ‘everything a novel should be’.
Leaving the BBC in 1998, Michael joined an international project funded by Western governments to support independent journalism in the ‘emerging democracies’ of the former Soviet Union. After five years working in Russia and the other ex-Soviet republics, he was asked by the Qatar-based satellite channel, Al Jazeera, to train both their own staff and journalists from across the Arab world – a role he continues to perform, pandemics permitting.
Born in Winchester, a graduate of Durham University, Michael has lived in Italy and France and, currently, his wife’s homeland of Australia. Apart from his broadcast consultancy work, he writes feature articles for English and French publications. Grounded by Covid, he decided to re-boot his literary career with a novel set in the 2030s about an attempt to bring down the House of Windsor. Working title: Succession, The Last Days of Charles III.
A knighthood was never on the cards anyway…
© Andrea Kloeden
Books by Michael Delahaye
- Stalking Horse (Constable Books)
- On the Third Day (Constable Books)
- The Sale of Lot 236 (Constable Books)