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Jonathan Whitelaw

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: East Renfrewshire
Languages: English
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I'm an author, journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, I moved into journalism. Subjects I've covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture and sport, to fashion, music and even radioactive waste - with everything in between. I'm also a regular reviewer and talking head on shows for the BBC and STV.

My first novel Morbid Relations came out in 2015 and is a black comedy about family life. HellCorp was released in 2018 and sees the Devil long for a holiday but is first challenged by God to solve the murder of a man who took 40 years to die. My third novel The Man in the Dark is a sequel to HellCorp (September 2019).

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

Events can deliver

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

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Mystery & thriller; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Science; Science fiction; Seasonal books; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Sports; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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