Brian Hennigan is a British novelist, producer and director. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland he graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in Philosophy and International Relations. Following teaching positions in China and Japan, he earned a Masters in Japanese from Stirling University.
Hennigan's first novel, Patrick Robertson: A Tale of Adventure, was published in 2001 by Jonathan Cape. 2005 follow-up The Scheme of Things was published by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Limited. From 2006-2008 he served as columnist for The Edinburgh Evening News, and short story The Kelso Occupation appeared in 2009 debut issue of Gutter magazine.
Patrick Robertson, numerous short stories and the play A Table for St. Bernard have been broadcast on BBC Radio Four. The BBC has also commissioned Hennigan to develop multiple sitcoms-format television programs.
His short films include Background Specialist and Duck Man, which appeared at the American Film Institute Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, Silver Lake Film Festival and the Molodist International Film Festival. 2002 winner of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's Herald Angel award, Hennigan has run numerous venues and shows devoted to stand-up comedy.
As the management and production partner of American comedian Doug Stanhope, Hennigan has produced stand-up album From Across the Street and specials Oslo: Burning the Bridge to Nowhere (2011, Roadrunner), 2012's Before Turning the Gun on Himself (Showtime) and 2013's Beer Hall Putsch (Netflix).
Hennigan's work has taken him to France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Philippines and more. He resides in West Hollywood, California.