Melanie McFadyean teaches part time in the journalism department at City University.
She has written or co written four books variously on Northern ireland, Margaret Thatcher, drugs and a book of short stories.She worked as an agony aunt at Just Seventeen magazine for three years in the early 1980s, at the Guardian on features for five years and has since freelanced with pieces for The Guardian, Independent, Sunday Times, Marie Claire, Elle, the LRB, Granta and many others.
She did several interviews for the CIJ Whistleblower project. She regularly does interviews for The Oldie, with people minimum age 70. She has also worked in TV and radio and recently completed a novel (and has no idea what will become of it.)