John Caine

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John Caine (born Salford, England) is an author and playwright who was appointed MBE in 1987 for his services to theatre.

John was educated at Salford Grammar School. After National Service as Lieutenant in Malaya, John returned to the United Kingdom where he joined Granada Television as a newscaster and presenter. He was artistic director and then Chairman of Trustees of the Salford Playhouse before moving to London.

His first novel A Nest of Singing Birds was awarded the prestigious Lichfield Prize.

John has written plays for stage, radio and television, including Mister Lowry staged by the Bristol Old Vic and On the Knocker, a play for radio and winner of an LBC Radio Drama Award.

A journalist and broadcaster, John writes for national newspapers and broadcasts regularly as London correspondent for CBC Radio Canada.

John, a Fellow of the Royal Society, lives and works in London where he lives with his second wife, Carole.

He has two children from his first marriage, Jonathan (b. 1962) who is a music manager, and Naomi (b. 1964) who is a freelance writer and journalist.

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