Belle Books & Stories
Cassius X - Stuart Cosgrove
Author Stuart Cosgrove's brilliant book CASSIUS X is set in Miami in 1963 just as the young boxer starts on his path to becoming the greatest sportsman of all time.
In this episode of Belle Books & Stories Kay meets Stuart to delve into the story behind the book and what the author did to bring the many strands of the story together in such a compelling way. It's a rich and complex narrative but very accessible. Much more than a biography, it's an exploration of Cassius at a key turning point in his life, set against a backdrop of great social and political turmoil - a time when much of America was hostile to him and long before his transformation into Muhammad Ali the legend.
Stuart Cosgrove is a Scottish journalist, broadcaster, tv exec and author - enthusiastic and funny and inspiring.
Published by Polygon Books