I’m a political journalist and writer. I’ve written for Al Jazeera, VICE, the New Statesman, The Herald, the Sunday Mail, and lots of other publications. The articles featured on this site – commentary, essays, reviews, profiles, and reports – represent a sample of my work since 2013.
I also edit books, in recent years: Arguing For Independence and The Case For Leftwing Nationalism by my late dad Stephen Maxwell, and (with Pete Ramand) Old Nations, Auld Enemies, New Times by Tom Nairn.
I grew up in Edinburgh and studied in Glasgow (politics) and London (journalism), before living in Belfast for a while. I left the UK – because it’s awful – in 2017. I’m now based in Vancouver, BC, which is much nicer.