Mike

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Journalist
Location Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Introduction I've been working as a freelance writer since I resigned as Scottish features editor of the Sunday Times in January 2007, where I'd been for around three and half years. Prior to that I worked for five years for the Scotsman newspaper, where I wrote news, features, sport, leaders, opinion and diary pieces. In a previous life I worked as a writer and researcher in a variety of fields including commerical video and museum design. I copy-edited the displays for the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and researched and wrote the Arsenal FC museum at Highbury stadium in London. I am a prize-winning history graduate of Edinburgh University.
Interests Cycling, travel, Burnley Football Club, theatre, cinema, live music, literature, the arts
Favorite Books Kavilier and Clay, A Man in Full, Pickwick Papers, The Good Companions, Humphrey Clinker, Roderick Random, Joseph Andrews, Bonfire of the Vanities, The Corrections, The Best of Myles, At Swim Two Birds, Patrick Robertson, Kinky Friedman, Howard Jacobson, Tales of the City, WH Auden, Wendy Cope, Raymond Carver, Dylan Thomas, Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy, James Fenton, Shiva Naipaul