Freelance profile

Stuart Walton

I'm an independent journalist and author available for op-eds, comment pieces, features, book reviews, etc in the fields of current affairs, cultural history, wine and the drug culture.

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Contact details:

Street: Flat 9, 23 Thurlow Road
Town: Torquay
Postcode: TQ1 3DZ
Region/nation: South West
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: 01803 296903
Fax: 01803 296903
Mobile: 07739 833774


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Feature writerRates: Print media
Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
Book editorRates: Print media - editing/producing books
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
ProofreaderRates: Sub-editing
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  • Current affairs
  • Food and drink
  • Drugs
  • Arts/entertainment
  • History
  • Politics

Major clients:

  • Good Food Guide
  • Zero Books
  • World of Fine Wine
  • AA Media Ltd
  • Anness Publishing

Profile last updated: 2016-10-27 14:32:08

Extra information:

I'm the author of Out Of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication (Penguin, 2001, revised edn Dean Street Press, 2016) and Humanity: A Natural History of Human Emotions (Atlantic Books, 2004, reissued Dean Street Press, 2016), In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling (Zero Books, 2016) and a novel, The First Day in Paradise (Roundfire, 2016), as well several books on wine, spirits, cocktails, etc. I write for newspapers, magazines, websites and two restaurant guides, and also accept speaking engagements. I'm particularly interested in book reviewing, in the fields of cultural history, philosophy, drug cultures, gastronomy and wine. As well as the NUJ, I'm a member of the Circle of Wine Writers. My agent is Lucas Hunt at Orchard Literary Agency (


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