Dorian van Braam has written 40 books with a total of fifty million words in long hand. His work includes essays, poetry, plays and film scripts.
With ancestry relating to 15th century English aristocracy (the Woods of Hareston Manor, Brixton Devon) and continental nobility, tracing back to the 7th century. (Wichman, Count of Hamland), Dorian was born in Plumpton, East Sussex.
He spent his formative years at the family farm at Horsted Keynes in Sussex, with a family upbringing that was heavily influenced by the the two world wars. Indeed, Dorian was lucky to have been born just days after a V-1 bomb destroyed the family home.
He started writing poetry in his late teens and embarked on his first novel at nineteen which Collins contemplated publishing on the condition that it was revamped. He didn’t rewrite it but decided to learn his craft by writing 500 - 1000 words every morning, a task he still maintains to this day.
A retired businessman and NUJ photojournalist, Dorian spent the last the last forty five years living between Spain, Ireland and the UK. A father of three he is now focused on his passion for literature and publishing his life's works.