Colin Grant

Colin Grant is an author, historian, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His books include: Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey; and a group biography of the Wailers, I&I, The Natural Mystics. His memoir of growing up in a Caribbean family in 1970s Luton, Bageye at the Wheel, was shortlisted for the Pen/Ackerley Prize, 2013. Grant also writes for a number of newspapers and journals including the Guardian, Observer, TLS,  Prospect, New York Review of Books and Granta.  Grant’s latest book, Homecoming: Voices of Caribbean Migration to Britain was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year.

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