Graham Walker was born in Wigan and spent his formative years in Rainford near St.Helens and Manchester where he worked in the glass, aircraft and computer industries. His early life was dominated by sport and he had trials with Liverpool FC as a goalkeeper and played centre for one of the North’s top rugby union clubs. He subsequently moved to Aveyron in Southern France and played under the name of Walter Graham.
On his return to the UK, he obtained a Masters Degree in Chinese Economics and Politics at SOAS before becoming one of the last District Officers in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate in the Western Pacific. He subsequently obtained a MSc in Development Economics before spending 35 years as a senior economic advisor to the major International Financing Institutions working in almost 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
He started writing seriously in 2008 and took Katy Darby’s Short Story Writing course followed by Hannah Robinson and Dictynna Hood’s Screenwriting Course at City University, London. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Kingston University in 2010 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2011 specialising in screenwriting with the legendary Barrie Keeffe (The Long Good Friday/Sus) as his inspirational supervisor. He has published poetry and short stories, articles and books on African economies and has been shortlisted for numerous screenwriting awards in the UK and USA. He has also written a wide range of articles for the largest on-line travel company in the USA, Viator.