Eric was an author and investigative journalist, and a member of the SoA for over 30 years. On joining the Management Committee in 2015 he said that after all the generous help and support he has received from the SoA, he hoped to give something back.
He believed that times are tough for authors - Eric and his wife (Marcelle Bernstein) brought up three children and paid a mortgage with their writing, but he believed few could do so today.
His books include five thrillers as well as documentaries on the devious world of diplomats; a comprehensive account of the machinations of the global advertising industry; and an examination of how American marketing and Chinese sweatshops have combined forces to rule the world toy market.
Before fulltime writing, his newspaper appointments included the Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Observer (where he variously headed the investigative unit and served as Home Affairs Editor). His freelance journalism appears in many of the world’s major newspapers.
He is a Fellow of English PEN, and a member of the National Union of Journalists, the Authors Guild and the Mystery Writers Association (both USA) and of the International Thriller Writers organisation.