Hi, I’m Alex Marshall, the London-based journalist behind the world’s first book on national anthems.
Get in touch at asmarshall at gmail.com or via Twitter @alexmarshall81 although journalists can also contact Najma Finlay (nfinlay at penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) if they don’t want to deal with me direct for whatever reason! My agent’s Jon Elek @ United Agents.
I’ve written about anthems for the BBC, the Guardian and the Telegraph, among many others, and have also appeared on many radio stations talking about them including NPR, BBC Radios 4 and 5 and the World Service. I’ve even been on TV a worrying number of times.
I normally write about everything from music – here’s a piece for the New York Times and here’s another – and environmental politics (it’s doing that which financed the years of research behind this book), and have also done pieces for the likes of BA’s in-flight, High Life, so yes, anthems are a bit of an odd sideline.
This blog features updates about the book as well as details of anthems worldwide so if you want to read about Japanese politicians trying to force children to sing, this is the place for you!
Thanks to Paraguay for the title.