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Brian Pendreigh

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Contact: bpendreigh7@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am a professional journalist and author. I worked as a staff reporter, feature writer and cinema editor for The Scotsman over 17 years and subsequently wrote for national and international publications, including regularly for The Guardian and The Times. I was twice Britain’s Film Journalist of the Year and my work was used by the Scottish Examination Board. I have worked as a presenter on radio and been part of review and award panels. My books include biographies of Ewan McGregor and Mel Gibson (after being closely involved with Braveheart and attending the Oscars), the novel The Man in the Seventh Row and The Times on Cinema. I have spoken at a number of book festivals and events. 

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; 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

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Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Contemporary fiction

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