Graham Walker was born in Wigan in the North West of England and grew up in St. Helens before moving to Manchester to work in the aircraft and. computer industry. He subsequently moved to Southern France where he played rugby under the name of Walter Graham before returning to London and acquiring a Masters Degree in Chinese Economics and Politics. He then became one of the last District Officers in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate in the Western Pacific before returning to London and obtaining a MSc in Development Economics.
He spent the last 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 travelled extensively and recorded all his experiences in volumes of notebooks and on scraps of paper and translated them into an autobiography entitled Miscellaneous Gratuities which he first completed in 2003. He also wrote endless short stories during long plane journeys and in lonely hotel rooms.
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.