Profile: Stuart Cosgrove

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Stuart Cosgrove is a writer and broadcaster based in Glasgow. He was formerly a staff writer at NME and an executive with the television station Channel 4.

Stuart is the author of the Soul Trilogy, a series of books on soul music and social change - Detroit 67: the Year That Changed Soul, Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul which won the Penderyn Prize, as Music Book of the Year in 2018, and Harlem 69: the Future of Soul. His latest book, Cassius X, will be published in 2020 by Polygon.

Stuart is a popular radio presenter as a host of BBC Scotland's long-running show Off the Ball.

Latest articles from Stuart Cosgrove

Stuart Cosgrove: When it comes to the royal family, Scotland is likely to compromise
Gordon Brown has emerged from his ­cryogenic crypt to write a feature for The Mirror newspaper
Younger voters are more inclined to back Yes
Such is the importance of the forthcoming winter months that the Yes movement needs to navigate events with grace and conviction
The annual commemoration of 9/11 and the al-Qaeda attack on America is such a recurring fixture in the global media calendar
Stuart Cosgrove on Janey Godley and social media witch trials
The trade envoy concept has Boris Johnson’s inattentive scrawl scribbled all over it
Tragedies such as the Plymouth shootings and Capital Gazette killings sparked some claims that must be challenged
'It is the possessive growth of London that has destabilised the concept of Britain and brought its break up to a point of near inevitability'
England's Tyrone Mings during a training session at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent. Picture date: Wednesday June 30, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
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