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Aidan Smith

Aidan SmithBorn and brought up in Edinburgh, a journalist since leaving school, Aidan Smith started out as an ambulance-chasing cub-reporter for the Dalkeith Advertiser, moved on to the Edinburgh Evening News, then Scotland’s biggest selling paper the Daily Record and back to Edinburgh six years ago with The Scotsman.

Since 2004 he has been Senior Feature Writer at Scotland On Sunday, while continuing to write a weekly (Hibs-dominated) football column for The Scotsman. In the most recent Bank of Scotland Press Awards, he was nominated for Arts and Entertainment Writer of the Year.

Books by Aidan Smith

Union Jock

In Union Jock, Aidan Smith investigates the age-old England-Scotland enmity, both on and off the football field. The Scots may have suffered at the hands of the Auld Enemy for centuries – Braveheart, Culloden, Jimmy Hill calling David Narey’s goal a ‘toe-poke’ (against Brazil in the 1982 World Cup, top right-hand corner) – but now they’re a nation on the rise, with a spanking new parliament to prove it. But what do the fans, players, politicians, and Sassenach invaders really think about their English neighbours? Would supporting England be a denial of their Scottishness?

World Rights: Yellow Jersey Press

Heartfelt 

Fever Pitch meets ‘Faking It’ – a Hibs supporter follows city rivals Hearts for a season

You can change your house, your car, your political affiliations and your partner, but your football team is one of life’s constants, right? Wrong. What if you were to change sides, sleep with the enemy, sup Bovril from the devil’s cup? Aidan Smith, a lifelong Hibs fan, takes up the challenge …

‘Riveting’
Scotland on Sunday

‘An excellent writer … It’s good to be able to report that this book is a decided triumph’
Irvine Welsh, The Scotsman

World Rights: Birlinn

Aidan Smith is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan –stan@jennybrownassociates.com

Adrian Tempany

Adrian Tempany
A Liverpool supporter since 1976, Adrian followed his team around the country in the 1980s, and saw first-hand how football needed to change; as a survivor of the Hillsborough disaster he witnessed the worst day in the history of English football.

He is a journalist, and has written features and articles for The Observer, the Financial Times and The Mirror.

Books by Adrian Tempany

And The Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Modern Britain

What happens when you take the people’s game away from the people? What happens to the game, and what happens to the people? Are things as rosy as they appear behind the Sky marketing hype?

And the Sun Shines Now looks at how the football model is of a piece with other major social transformations hatched in the late 80s and early 90s – and which are now imploding. It begins with Hillsborough, where the author nearly lost his life in Britain’s worst sporting tragedy. The book also ends there, and – indeed – colours the book throughout.

World Rights: Faber & Faber

Adrian Tempany is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan  stan@jennybrownassociates.com