Colin Grant

Colin Grant is a historian and BBC radio producer. He has published a trilogy of books examining Caribbean life: Negro with a Hat, a biography of Marcus Garvey; I&I, The Natural Mystics, a group biography of the original Wailers; and Bageye at the Wheel, a 1970s West Indian childhood in Suburbia (all Jonathan Cape).

As well as an author, Colin Grant teaches creative non-fiction writing, most recently for Arvon and Sierra Nevada College 

Grant is also a historian, Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies and producer for BBC Radio.  He 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 the World Service. He has written and directed plays including The Clinic, based on the lives of the photojournalists, Tim Page and Don McCullin.  

Grant has written and produced several radio drama-documentaries including: 

  • African Man of Letters: The Life of Ignatius Sancho
  • A Fountain of Tears: The Murder of Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Move over Charlie Brown: The Rise of Boondocks

Grant is represented by Sophie Lambert at Conville and Walsh 

He lives in southern England with Jo and their three children, Jasmine, Maya and Toby.