David Goldblatt

DavidGoldblattThe academic, broadcaster and Tottenham Hotspur fan’s book The Ball is Round – A Global History of Football was published by Viking Penguin in the UK and by Riverhead in the US. (‘Stunning – Elegant, witty, stylish and crisp. Takes football history to a new level’ – Guardian) In 2012 he and Johnny Acton published How to Watch the Olympics (Profile), which was an Observer, Independent and Independent on Sunday sports book of the year. He is currently working on two books:The Game of Our Lives, a coruscating look at the state of British football and an untitled book on Brazilian culture and football, both of which will be published by Viking Penguin in 2014.