…you’ve reached the website of Daniel Gray. Well, me. I am a writer, broadcaster and magazine editor.
My 2023 projects include: Being Editor of Nutmeg magazine and presenting and editing their podcast and that of When Saturday Comes magazine; working on a new travel/social history book due for release in the autumn with Harper North; giving talks and workshops in schools and other places, often through the Live Literature scheme. And, my book The Silence of the Stands has been shortlisted for Sunday Times Football Book of the Year, which I am chuffed about.
In 2022 my projects included: Presenting another TV series for History Hit; releasing a new book commissioned by the STUC; publishing a new football book with Bloomsbury; giving Live Literature workshops in secondary schools; being a Writer in Residence in a Primary school. And here is my Guardian article about buying a turnstile from Bootham Crescent.
In 2021, my projects included: being Editor of Nutmeg magazine; presenting and editing their podcast and that of When Saturday Comes magazine; working on a book and podcast for the Scottish Trade Union Congress, released in 2022; presenting a TV series for History Hit; recording audiobooks of my three ‘football 50’ books; various writing and talking bits and bobs.
My 2020 work included: writing the book Extra Time published by Bloomsbury in October; writing the texts for the photo essay book Snapshot, published by Nutmeg and Arena in September; producing a book for Nil by Mouth; providing the words for a photographic book on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland, to be published in 2021; presenting and producing podcasts for Nutmeg and When Saturday Comes magazines; and being a Scottish Book Trust Writer-in-Residence at Hermitage Park Primary in Edinburgh. In April, I became Editor of Nutmeg magazine. Until football stopped due to Covid-19, I was very much enjoying writing match reports and features for Scotland on Sunday, like this one.
Prior to 2020, I had eight books published and wrote for various newspapers and magazines. I also undertook copywriting jobs for print and online, and screenwriting work ranging from BBC documentaries to online advertising videos.
Since 2008, I have also worked as a television researcher, from development and pitches through to post-production.
In my constant efforts to tell stories well and keep my daughter in shoes, I have also presented on network television, anchored podcasts, made online video content, given hundreds of talks (sometimes in front of audiences), delivered workshops, facilitated events, chaired at literary festivals, been a writer-in-residence and hosted corporate away days.
I am freelance, usually available and always reasonably priced. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org, or find me on Twitter.
That’s quite enough words. Here are a few pictures of some of the creative things I’ve done, and logos of clients I’ve worked for: