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Award-winning journalist launches new career

An award-winning writer and newspaper executive who recently left his job in a company restructure is beginning a new career as a book publisher.

Duncan Hamilton, left, took redundancy from his job as deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post at the end of November in a round of job cuts at the morning daily.

He is now taking on a new role as editor of Great Nothern Books, a publishing company based in West Yorkshire which specialises in biographical and sporting titles.

The role is tailor-made for Duncan who won the William Hill Sports Book of the year award in 2007 with a best-selling biography of Brian Clough.

He also authored the Great Northern Books title Sweet Summers: The Classic Cricket Writing of JM Kilburn, which was acclaimed as one of the finest cricket nostalgia books of last year.

One of his first projects in his new job will be to edit the autobiography of Enzo Calzaghe, the maverick boxing trainer, manager and father of world light heavyweight champion boxer Joe Calzaghe.

Commenting on Duncan’s appointment, Great Northern Books managing director Barry Cox said: “Duncan is a very accomplished editor and author and I’m delighted to have him on board.

“His appointment is a massive boost to Great Northern Books and he will undoubtedly enhance our growing reputation for publishing high quality books with genuine editorial weight.

“We are an ambitious company and have plans to continue to attract high profile authors for our national publishing programme, whilst maintaining our northern roots,” he added.

Duncan was deputy editor of the YP for five years and briefly edited the title after the sudden departure of Rachel Campey. Before joining the YP he was an assistant editor of the Nottingham Evening Post where he first got to know Clough.


Contented reader (29/01/2009 15:57:12)
Duncan’s book on Cloughie is simply outstanding; one of the best sports books I have ever read.