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What I’m reading: Stuart Maconie

The broadcaster likes to dabble in multiple books at the same time. From a collection of prophetic poetry to a classic Greene, here’s what is on his (groaning) bedside table at the moment.

Stuart Maconie
Stuart Maconie's reading list
Photo: Stuart Simpson / Penguin Books

Writer, broadcaster and journalist Stuart Maconie cut his teeth as a pop culture journo and critic for music mags Q Magazine, Mojo and the NME . His dulcet northern tones can currently be heard on BBC 6 Music where he presents his show The Freak Zone.

But it’s not just music that is his passion: he’s an author too, with previous works and bestsellers including Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice and Adventures on the High Teas. His latest is another foray into non-fiction, The Nanny State Made Me, where Stuart shares his story of growing up in the North and how Britain's welfare state impacted him. It’s a timely and passionate read in which he makes his case for a fairer society.

Here's what he’s been dipping into lately.  

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