Brian Cathcart




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Brian Cathcart

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Brian Cathcart is a journalist by background, having worked for Reuters, the London Independent papers and the New Statesman, and he is now professor of journalism at Kingston University London. Some of his books (including The Case of Stephen Lawrence, which won the Orwell Prize and a CWA Gold Dagger) have grown out of news and journalism; others (such as The Fly in the Cathedral) reflect his love of history. His latest, The News From Waterloo, combines the two. Cathcart is also a campaigner, having co-founded Hacked Off in 2011 to make the case for a free and accountable press. He is married with grown-up sons and lives in London, where he feeds the birds in the garden and from which he escapes occasionally to walk the Pennine Way.


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Brian Cathcart I have an option that may not be available to fiction writers. I tell myself it's happening because I don't know enough yet, and I need to go out and…moreI have an option that may not be available to fiction writers. I tell myself it's happening because I don't know enough yet, and I need to go out and find out more. So I switch off from writing and go back to rummaging and reading. It has always worked so far. (less)
Brian Cathcart I like research, but I am never happier at work than sitting at my screen with all my notes around me, working out the best was of telling my story.
Average rating: 3.96 · 144 ratings · 29 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
The Fly in the Cathedral: H...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Were You Still Up for Porti...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1997
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The Case Of Stephen Lawrence
4.65 of 5 stars 4.65 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Jill Dando: Her Life and Death
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2001
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Everybody's Hacked Off: : W...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Test of Greatness: Britain'...
2.67 of 5 stars 2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1994
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Rain
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2002
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The News from Waterloo: The...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2015
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The News From Waterloo: The...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2015
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