Colin Grant biography

Colin Grant


1961 –


Who is Colin Grant?

Colin Grant 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 and a BBC radio producer.

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.


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