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Ian Brown

Old Council Depot, Eshton Road
Gargrave, United Kingdom


Just-turned-forty British male freelance writer and creative writing teacher for the past four years after 15 years living and working overseas, doing a variety of jobs.

I've lived in Egypt, Iraq, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cambodia; travelled through many more countries; met people from still many more.

'My country is the world and my religion is to do good.'

The words are Thomas Paine's; the feelings are mine too.

My writing and my teaching reflect the 'one-world view'; that we are part of a world family in which commonalities are embraced and differences are celebrated.

Interests: My writing (fiction and non-fiction) aims to highlight and address global issues of injustice: the scourge of landmines; child combattants; the effects of globalisation on poor communities; and the abuses committed by international charities in the develo

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Khomeini's Forgotten Sons; the story of Iran's Boy Soldiers
  • Cambodia: an Oxfam Country Profile