Roger Short

Consultant, Writer, and Project Manager in Piedmont, Italy

Roger Short

Consultant, Writer, and Project Manager in Piedmont, Italy

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I am a fiction writer currently working on a slightly tongue in cheek crime trilogy: Triple Edge - Decadence that deals with the linkages between organised crime, the financial institutions of the City of London and politics.

I tend to describe myself as a prolific reader and enjoy reading fiction of many genres but with a tendency towards, crime, thriller, humour and writers of non anglo-saxon ethnic backgrounds. I also read non fiction (politics, media/communication, development, gender and economics), and of course the many articles and data that I read for my writing..

My background. I am Anglo-Italian and grew up in the UK and subsequently lived in Denmark, France/Switzerland and now in Italy. I started my working life in construction and attended university as a mature student and then as a research associate dealing with technology transfer. Much of my post-university work took me to many countries of the world: China; South East Asia; Mongolia; countries of the Former Soviet Union; the Caribbean; and Africa, in particular South Africa where I spent six months a year over a ten year period. I had first hand experience of the early years of transition in the Former Soviet Union and as EU-Ukraine-US Team Leader under auspices of G7, dealt with the social impact of closing Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Slavutych the town built after the accident). More on my work can be found here: https://it.linkedin.com/in/rogershorttorinoit

Apart from my reading interests, I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different cuisines. I have often cooked for up to thirty people (Italian, Chinese, Thai, Danish) and thoroughly enjoy eating in company.

I have been doing voluntary work for the Piedmont Railway Museum, in particular preparing the business plan for the re-opening of a railway line for touristic (preserved) line. I am also working on a similar project in another region of Italy.

  • Education
    • B.Sc. 1st Class (Hons) Reading University