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Alex Renton

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Email alexrenton@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I tell stories to make human and urgent issues of injustice and exploitation. I write about cooking, food and how we eat, too!

As a journalist, author and campaigner this has taken me all over the world, working in areas from international conflict, poverty and development to climate change and food culture. I’ve also worked for Oxfam and for the online campaigning organisation Avaaz. I’ve had published books about the impact of meat on the planet, and about cruelty and abuse in boarding schools.

My current book project looks at slavery in the Caribbean from the perspective of the Scots who got wealthy from it, and asks what impact that has in both societies today. (Photo credit: Caroline Irby)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Food; History; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+