Carlos Alba is a journalist, media consultant and novelist from Glasgow. He attended Glasgow High School and studied for a BA in Politics and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde, graduating in 1988. A twenty-year career in journalism followed, writing and reporting for papers in Dumfries and Galloway, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, eventually becoming Editor of The Sunday Times Scotland. He has won five national journalism awards. He now runs a media consultancy company Carlos Alba Media.
In 2001 he co-authored Keeping the Faith: The Story of Celtic’s Historic Treble Winning Season 2000-2001 with Ron Mackenna. His début novel, Kane’s Ladder, was published in 2008, and his second novel The Songs of Manolo Escobar, about the experiences of growing up Spanish in Scotland, was published in 2011.
Carlos Alba is married with 3 children, and lives in Glasgow.