'The Rise and the Fall: Sport and Society'. Anna Kessel, the author of the acclaimed East Sweat Play, will be on a panel with fellow Pan Macmillan author David Goldblatt (The Games: A Global History of the Olympics) ad author Anthony Clavane. Together they discuss these latest works and the numerous ways that sport intersects with and relates to society, history and politics.
Hampstead and Highgate Literature Festival
JW3 London Jewish Cultural Centre
25/09/2016 2:30 PM
25/09/2016 3:30 PM
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Anna Kessel is a sports journalist, acclaimed author and vocal campaigner on equality in sport. "
"A rare example of a female journalist in her field, Anna published Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Your Life (Macmillan) in 2016, a passionate polemic aimed at bringing sport to the female masses.. "
"A Guardian and Observer journalist since 2004, Anna has covered three Olympic Games, several World Cups, Euros and World Championships, and interviewed some of the biggest stars in global sport. Anna is also an experienced ghostwriter, working with a number of high profile sports stars, including an award winning football column. "
"Co-founder and chair of Women in Football (WiF), an organization lobbying against sexism in the game and championing female role models, The Independent described her as a fearless adversary of sexism in their list of the 50 Most Influential Women in Sport. Anna regularly contributes to TV and radio. "
"In 2016 Anna was awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women in sport. She is mother to two daughters.