Freelance profile

Michael Aylwin

Studied at Bristol University and Guildford School of Acting. Upon graduating from Guildford in 1996, an indecipherable logic led to a career in sportswriting, working for The Times and various magazines. Wrote critically acclaimed book on pro rugby at Saracens, "The Red and the Black (Glory and Uncertainty at Saracens Ltd)" (Mainstream, 1999). Became rugby editor of the Observer in 2000. Alongside other freelance work, currently writing a novel (not sport-related), which after two years' work might be finished soon. (For the sake of posterity and amusement, that last sentence was written in November 2001.)

Contact details:

Street: Flat 6, 53 Augustus Road
Town: Southfields
Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://
Telephone: 020 8785 9274
Fax: 020 8789 1905


See suggested rates:

Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
Feature writerRates: Print media
ReporterRates: Reporter
from the Freelance Fees Guide.


  • Sport
  • Humour
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts/entertainment
  • Travel/tourism

Major clients:

  • The Observer
  • The Times
  • Rugby World

Profile last updated: 2001-11-29 13:03:04