Tom Mangold started his reporting life on the East Molesey and Ditton Gazette for 80p a week. After working as a war correspondent and investigative reporter for BBC TV news, he joined BBC TV’s Panorama where he stayed for some 28 years, making over 120 editions. He is the author of four previous books, two of which became international bestsellers. One of his books on the Vietnam War has been purchased by Hollywood and will be filmed next year. A story he wrote for The Times about a murder he and housewife Susan Galbreath investigated in Kentucky will also be filmed next year for BBC Films. His memoir Splashed! A Life From Print to Panorama was published November 8th.
We talked to Douglas Wight, co-author (with Jennifer Wiley) of Hot Right Now: The Definitive Biography of Rita Ora about the book that he created and brought to market in less than 3 months, his curiosity surrounding pop culture and his thoughts on a possible new model for self-publishing.