Roddy Doyle's account of the Republic of Ireland's triumphant journey through Italia '90 is just one of the many first-class pieces in this anthology of original football writing. Contributors include: Roddy Doyle, Harry Pearson, Harry Ritchie, Ed Horton, Olly Wicken, D.J. Taylor, Huw Richards, Nick Hornby, Chris Pierson, Matt Nation, Graham Brack, Don Watson and Giles Smith. 'A new kind of football writing developed - passionate, disrespectful, self-mocking, yet steeped in personal bias. In book form, young writers such as Nick Hornby and Pete Davies became to the New Football Writing what Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson had been to the New Journalism' Terence Blacker, Sunday Times
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and worked as a teacher before becoming a full time writer. He lives in north London.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2001
Edited by Nick Hornby
Country of Publication
Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
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