Pat Brien


Pat Brien’s journalistic work has appeared in national magazines in the UK, where he was born, as well as in France and the US. He was elected on merit to full membership with the Society of Authors (UK).


In Paris, France, he became senior correspondent for Francophile magazine Bonjour Paris, read by a predominantly American audience.  A co-written Bonjour Paris article was published in the 3rd edition of popular guide-book Paris For Dummies.


A BBC radio monologue was translated into the Serbian language, receiving radio broadcasts in the UK and Belgrade. He also published a historical horror novel called Denied.


In the US, a screenplay reached the semi-finals of Francis Ford Coppola’s first American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest; and a literary story was published in R.P. Burnham’s annual journal The Long Story.


He has extensive experience as a copywriter in advertising and marketing, working for companies like Ogilvy, Bamboo Solutions, and with Ladders. He is also an expert in specific areas of American and British popular culture, particularly pop music, about which he wrote a series of articles for Ladders. He lives in New York City.