Lawrence Donegan was born in Stirling in 1961 (USA, 14--9-). He went to Glasgow University in 1979 (USA, 17-11), and graduated with an MA in politics and economics in 1983 (USA14--13-). He was a member of the Scottish pop groups The Bluebells and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, before becoming a journalist in 1991 (USA, 14--13-). He is the author of four books, including the classic Four-iron in the Soul, published in 1997 (Europe, 14--13-. Thank God for that).