Douglas Wight Biography

Douglas Wight

Douglas Wight is the author or ghostwriter of fifteen non-fiction books, most recently Son of Escobar (Ad Lib, 2020) an Amazon number 1 bestseller, The Bad Room (Harper Element, 2020), Into the Bear Pit (Arena Sport, 2020) and Against My Will (Harper Element, 2020).

His previous books include The Laundry Man (Penguin, 2012), the memoir of Ken Rijock, a Miami-based money launderer for Colombian drug smugglers; the autobiography of Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Sam Quek (White Owl, 2018), which was long-listed for the Telegraph Sports Autobiography of the Year 2019; Unforgivable (Penguin, 2014), the Sunday Times best-selling memoir of a woman who won a landmark legal case against a local authority who failed to protect her from an abusive mother; and Wish I Was There, the autobiography of actress Emily Lloyd, whose glittering Hollywood career was blighted by mental illness.

He is also a leading freelance books consultant, helping to bring new non-fiction titles to the marketplace, developing proposals, editing manuscripts and helping to secure serialisations and publicity on publication.

He has been a journalist and writer for over 20 years covering news, features, politics and investigations. A former reporter for The Sun newspaper, he has also worked for the New York Post and was a celebrity interviewer and books editor for the News of the World.