Victor Price was born in Newcastle, Co Down in 1930. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, he was A linguist by inclination and education. He taught briefly in Ireland and Germany before going local into broadcasting in 1956.
He has published several novels set in foreign climbs, reflecting his experience of work and travel across the globe: The Death of Achilles, The Other Kingdom and Caliban’s Wooing and his latest Chinese Opera. His most recent works are an historic novel, The Ninety Eight and a poetry collection, Winter Wheat.
He has translated Buchner’s plays for OUP paperbacks. He started writing poetry as a young man. A pamphlet, Overkill, appeared from Ulsterman Publications in 1980 and his first full volume Two Parts Water was published by Peterloo Poets later that year. A play, Love Among the Tulips (2001), was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe and won a Scottish playwright award.
He has also edited an edition of the popular local dialect Ulster writer, Richard Rowley entitled Apollo in Mourne: Poems, Plays and Stories (1977). He is also a member of the Ulster History Circle.