Raised in Hopeman – on the Moray Firth – Gary Sutherland has worked as an ice cream maker, candyfloss maker, shortbread maker, teacher, bookseller, sports journalist and travel writer. He lives in Glasgow and is wondering if the rain might stop soon. Gary likes cycling and loves the artist formerly known as Prince – now known simply as Prince … again.
Books by Gary Sutherland
Hunting Grounds: A Scottish Football Safari
Some people bag Munros; Gary Sutherland hunts grounds. Come rain, shine, sleet and snow, he visits each of the 42 football grounds in Scotland during one season, documenting the singing, the swearing and the sheer nonsense of what occurs every Saturday afternoon (and sometimes Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays too).
Planning this book as both an alternative travelogue to Scotland and a social commentary on Scottish football, Sutherland systematically explores the character of each ground, and how it is reflected in the town, team and the fans. From the practical factors like public transport and facilities, to the more important things like snacks and pubs, all aspects of the grounds are covered. Bets are placed, buses are missed, tears are shed and pies are scoffed. Join him to re-live the glorious Scottish football season in its entirety.
World Rights: Birlinn
Great Balls of Fire: A Year of Scottish Festivals
From fireballs to fiery drams, burning boats to burning barrels, Vikings to Clavie King, one ba’ game to another ba’ game, Common Riding to pagan drumming, Burry Man to Wickerman, plus T in the Park and Rock Ness …
Gary Sutherland’s year will be defined by festivals and, in the process, he will paint an picture of Scotland that is at times sinister, at times daft, at times dangerous, and at times drunken.
There is more to this country than Hogmanay and Burns Night. Across the land, communities are getting up to all kinds of capers and Gary’s goal is to go there and caper amongst them … talking to historians and Orcadians, folklorists and mentalists, men in helmets and men-in-plants—druids, swingers and ravers—Goths, Neds, Celts, Picts.
World Rights: Birlinn
Publication Date: June 2009
Gary Sutherland is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan -firstname.lastname@example.org