Colin Grant (author)

Colin Grant (born 1961, Hitchin, UK) of Jamaican origin, is an author of books such as Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey and His Dream of Mother Africa. He is also a historian, Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies[1] and a BBC radio producer.[2]

Colin Grant
Born1961
Hitchin, England, UK
NationalityEnglish
OccupationWriter
Notable work
Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey and His Dream of Mother Africa
Websitewww.colingrant.info/colin-grant/4531483161

Biography

Grant grew up on a council estate in Luton, had a brother Christopher[3] and attended St Columba's College, St Albans[4].

Grant joined the BBC in 1991, and has worked as a TV script editor and radio producer of arts and science programmes on Radio 4 and on the World Service. He has written and directed plays, including The Clinic, based on the lives of the photojournalists Tim Page and Don McCullin. Among several radio drama-documentaries he has written and produced are African Man of Letters: The Life of Ignatius Sancho, A Fountain of Tears: The Murder of Federico Garcia Lorca, and Move Over Charlie Brown: The Rise of Boondocks.

He lives in Brighton, UK, with Jo Alderson and their three children, Jasmine, Maya and Toby.

Books

References

  1. "Associate Fellows". www2.warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. Official website.
  3. Grant, Colin (2016). Smell of burning. [Place of publication not identified]: Jonathan Cape Ltd. ISBN 9780224101820. OCLC 930824897.
  4. Grant, Colin (2012). Bageye at the Wheel. London: Jonathan Cape. ISBN 9780224091053. OCLC 781997714.
  5. "Colin Grant, "Negro With A Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey"". New Books in African American Studies. 29 January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  6. Sandhu, Sukhdev (25 May 2012). "Bageye at the Wheel by Colin Grant – review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  7. Sharp, Rob (11 May 2012). "A Page in the Life: Colin Grant". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  8. Grant, Colin (1 June 2017). "My brother died from epilepsy. I wish he and I had understood the dangers". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
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