Daniel Gray is a freelance 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. His next book will be published by Bloomsbury in October 2018.
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. He also hosts the Nutmeg magazine podcast.
He researched and wrote Scotch! The Story of Whisky, a critically-acclaimed miniseries for BBC television. He is currently working on another BBC Scotland documentary series, due for broadcast in 2018.
Since 2017, Daniel has been working for the Edinburgh International Book Festival as a writer-in-residence on their project across the Scottish New Towns.
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. 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, Nutmeg and When Saturday Comes.
Daniel has addressed more than 100 audiences in the last couple of years, from schools to the Edinburgh Book Festival. He has run workshops in prisons, schools, libraries and pubs.
He has been employed to write copy and scripts for a number of organisations, including the Scottish Football Association and Hibernian Football Club.
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