Mike Finnegan is an international music journalist, arts and culture reporter, screenwriter, poet, author, and creative copywriter. He's published work in print and online publications across North America and Europe - primarily in his adoptive-home of Galway, Ireland, and birth-home of New York.
Despite often found straddling these two shores of the Atlantic, Mike has also spent significant time writing in Costa Rica and Malta - earning the reputation of Malta's leading music journalist and critic.
Since his time earning a degree in Creative Writing at the National University of Ireland - Galway, Mike has had the sincere pleasure of examining the profound impact of art, music, politics, and culture in society with people of interest from every continent.
Some notable interviews of his include: Bob Marley's Wailers, Fatboy Slim, Zucchero Fornaciari, former Provisional IRA volunteer - turned Belfast Project Oral Historian Anthony McIntyre, John Butler Trio founding member Nicky Bomba, Grammy Award Winning DJ Roger Sanchez, Hollywood Director Jon Cassar, Irish-folk musicians Mundy and David Keenan, American Indie-folk-world musicians Nahko and Trevor Hall, and many more.
Mike currently has two novels and a collection of poetry in the works, as well as a short-film screenplay ("Earworm"), nominated in 2016 for the acclaimed ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Award.