Pete Paphides started his career in music journalism at Melody Maker before going on to write for Time Out, the Guardian, Mojo, Q, Observer Music Monthly and The Times, where he spent five years as their Chief Rock Critic. He has made several music documentaries for BBC Radio 4, including ‘Lost Albums’, ‘Follow-Up Albums’ and the New York Festival Gold Radio Award-winning ‘The Songs of Molly Drake’. Last year, saw the release of his childhood memoir Broken Greek, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, which went on to win the Royal Society of Literature Christopher Bland Prize in 2021.