Colin Grant (author)

Colin Grant (born 1961, Hitchin, England) 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

BiographyEdit

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.

BooksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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