Daniel Gray is a writer, social historian and broadcaster. Daniel’s latest book, Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books, was published by Bloomsbury in May 2017. It follows Saturday, 3pm (Bloomsbury, October 2016), a collection of 50 prose-poems to that which remains loveable about football.
He recently wrote and co-produced Scotch! The Story of Whisky, a critically-acclaimed miniseries for BBC television. Daniel has also been working for the Edinburgh International Book Festival as a writer-in-residence.
Daniel appears on STV and BBC Radio Scotland as The People’s Historian. His self-authored pieces vividly bring to life forgotten episodes in Scotland’s history.
Daniel’s previous book is This is Scotland: a Country in Words and Pictures (Luath Press). This collaboration with the photographer Alan McCredie mixes documentary photography with travel writing. Read about what inspired the two of them here. In November 2015, it was shortlisted for a Saltire Literary Award for Best Non-Fiction book of the year.
Before that came Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters: Travels through England’s Football Provinces. It was published by Bloomsbury in August 2013, and in paperback form a year later. To read all about it, see some splendid reviews and watch a video if you really must, click here.
He has written features, opinion pieces, obituaries and book reviews for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, The Telegraph, theguardian, The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald and When Saturday Comes.
Daniel has addressed more than 100 audiences in the last couple of years, from schools to the Edinburgh Book Festival.
A Middlesbrough supporter, Daniel began attending football matches in 1988 and has never recovered. He has worked in a psychiatric hospital, a library and in television and politics. He is now freelance and lives in Leith.
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