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Colin O'Brien

Author, journalist

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About me

I'm an Irish freelance journalist and author with experience working as the managing editor of a busy publishing company.

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  • Adventure Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Creative Editing
  • Translation
  • Italian
  • Photography
  • Sports Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator

Work history



Profile books

Jan 2016 - May 2017
  • Freelance
  • My first book, 'Giro d’Italia: The Story of the World’s Most Beautiful Bike Race,' is published by Pursuit Books an imprint of Profile, in the UK, and in translation in Italy by Mondadori, in Poland by Wydawnictwo SQN, and in the Netherlands by Uitgeverij Brandt. Pegasus will publish in the US in 2018.



Master of arts journalism and new media

Griffith College Dublin

Aug 2007 - Jun 2008
  • Dublin, Ireland


2:1 Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons)

University College Dublin

Jul 2001 - May 2004
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English literature, Modern history