Stuart Cosgrove is from Perth, Scotland and is a writer and broadcaster. He is the author of 'Detroit 67: The Year that Changed Soul' recently nominated as Best Music Book of 2016 'Young Soul Rebels: a Personal History of Northern Soul' and the forthcoming 'Memphis 68.' He was a staff writer with the black music paper Echoes, Media Editor of the NME and a television executive with the UK broadcaster Channel 4.
A graduate of Hull University, he completed a PhD. in modern American theatre history and has since studied at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and the John Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Stuart is an Honorary Fellow of John Moores University Liverpool and an Honorary Professor of Stirling University, and Honorary Doctor of Arts at Abertay University in his native Scotland.
In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, In 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4's coverage of the London Paralympics 2012, Paralympics including.
Stuart presents BBC Scotland's popular radio show 'Off the Ball'.
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