Graham Bound was born in the Falklands, where he founded the local newspaper Penguin News. He experienced the war of 1982 and went on to be a local correspondent for several British newspapers. After moving to the UK, he worked as a broadcaster with BBC World Service, and as a journalist and editor with defence publications. He worked in communications at the Ministry of Defence, and joined a team responsible for Number 10 Downing Street's Afghanistan communications. Now retired, he lives in London, where he writes and makes ceramics. He returns to the Falklands often.