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My new book,

Shadows and Light: The Extraordinary Life of James McBey

The first ever biography of Scottish artist-adventurer James McBey.

"magical & mesmerising"
- The Press & Journal

In pictures:

The James McBey Exhibition is open!

The Aberdeen Art Gallery exhibition based on my book will run 11th Feb - 28th May.

- The Scotsman




film maker

I am a Glasgow-based journalist and author. I  have reported from cities across the world, including Beirut, Cairo, Freetown and Madrid.

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I have worked as both author and editor. My recent book on James McBey was published by Scotland Street Press in 2022.

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praise for 'Shadows and Light'

'James McBey ... has found a new champion in the journalist and writer Alasdair Soussi.'
The Guardian
'... a fascinating and well written book which comes across as more like a novel as the pages turn.'
The T. E. Lawrence Society Newsletter
'magical & mesmerising'
The Press & Journal


Political and social affairs in Scotland and the UK are my jam. I also have a journalistic passion for everything Middle Eastern.

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Short Films.

In recent years, I have added film making to my skills, shooting shorts for Al Jazeera's social media platforms.

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