"I’ve never gone to Donaghadee, That vague far townlet by the sea; In Donaghadee I shall never be: Then why do I sing of Donaghadee, That I know not in a faint degree? " ~ Thomas Hardy, poet, novelist.
Raymond Hardie hails from a small fishing town in Northern Ireland (which boasts the country’s oldest pub established in 1610). He is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and U-Conn.
He started his career as an actor, training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, acting in the Liverpool Playhouse, and then spending six years at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. He acted in over 40 plays at the Abbey Theatre and later worked in Boston, D.C. and on Broadway and off.
He has had three novels published, Fleet (Hodder & Stoughton, in London), Abyssos (Tor books, New York) and most recently No Man's Land (Endeavour Press, London). He has had a number of plays performed in workshop and onstage, and seven television scripts commissioned by BBC television (see Script Writer page). He has most recently written Stoker, a Musicdrama, with the singer/composer Joe Jackson. Hardie’s current novel, No Man's Land, is a political thriller, set in Los Angeles, Berlin and Washington D.C., during the spring of 1933.
Hardie was senior editor of Stanford magazine for six years. He launched the new UC San Diego alumni magazine Triton in 2004, and left to pursue his own writing again in 2014 (see Editor page). Hardie has had numerous articles published in magazines as varied as Spaceflight, US-China Review, Triton, Stanford Magazine, and Via Magazine.