Colin Grant (author)

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Colin Grant
Born 1961
Hitchin, UK
Nationality English
Occupation Writer

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] He 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. Grant is represented by Tibor Jones & Associates, Literary Agency, London, UK.

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



  1. ^ "Associate Fellows". Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  2. ^ Official website.
  3. ^ Colin., Grant, (2016). Smell of burning. [Place of publication not identified]: Jonathan Cape Ltd. ISBN 9780224101820. OCLC 930824897. 
  4. ^ 1961-, 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 (2012-05-25). "Bageye at the Wheel by Colin Grant – review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  7. ^ Sharp, Rob (2012-05-11). "A Page in the Life: Colin Grant". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  8. ^ Grant, Colin (2017-06-01). "My brother died from epilepsy. I wish he and I had understood the dangers". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 

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