Liam White, author of Mitchum, Mexico and the Good Neighbours Era, studied Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex, graduating in 1993. He followed this with a Masters in Film and Art Theory at the University of Kent, which left him frustrated with the intellectual currents in Film Studies and eager to explore the real world. So he took an EFL diploma and headed to Mexico with a vague notion to explore Latin America for a few months. He didn't get much further than Mexico City, where he lived between 1996 and 2004, working as an English teacher and later as a journalist. The last decade has found him back in his home town, Swindon, where he lives with his partner and two sons. Mexico retains a fascination for Liam and his work focuses on how the country has been perceived and how it has represented itself, principally through cinema.