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Ian Bell (journalist)

Occupation  Journalist and writer
Alma mater  University of Edinburgh
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Born  7 January 1956 (1956-01-07) Edinburgh, Scotland
Died  10 December 2015, Coldingham, United Kingdom
Residence  Coldingham, United Kingdom
People also search for  H. Bryant, Andrea Haddad, George Chiu, Jim Kidd, Robert Louis Stevenson
Books  Once Upon a Time: The Lives, Time Out of Mind: The Lives of B, Dreams of exile, Dreams of Exile: Robert Lo, Maths for the Building

Ian Bell (7 January 1956 – 10 December 2015) was a Scottish journalist who won the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 1997.

Early life

Bell was born in Edinburgh, attending Portobello High School and the University of Edinburgh. He was a great-great-nephew of James Connolly, the Irish revolutionary.

Career

Bell wrote two volumes of a biography of Bob Dylan and one of Robert Louis Stevenson, Dreams of Exile, which the Saltire Society awarded Best First Book in 1994.

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He wrote for The Herald, The Sunday Herald, The Scotsman the Daily Record and The Times Literary Supplement. He worked as the Scottish editor of The Observer. Bell was a noted advocate of Scottish nationalism over the course of his career.

He was named columnist of the year at the Scottish Press Awards 2012.

References

Ian Bell (journalist) Wikipedia


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