The Rise and Fall: Sport and Society

  • Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival, Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival, South Hampstead High School, 3 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SS
    Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival
    Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival South Hampstead High School 3 Maresfield Gardens , NW3 5SS UNITED KINGDOM
  • 25/09/2016 14:30 - 25/09/2016 14:30

David Goldblatt will be talking about his latest book, The Games. A definitive political and social history of the modern Olympic Games.

David Goldblatt was born in 1965 and inherited, for his sins, Tottenham Hotspurs from his father. He has published highly acclaimed books of football: The Ball is Round, an astonishingly ambitious global history of the game, Futebol Nation, a footballing history of Brazil, and The Game of Our Lives about the meaning and making of English football. He also edited the World Football Yearbook, made sporting documentaries for BBC Radio, reviewed sports books for the TLS and the Guardian and taught the sociology of sport at Bristol University, De Montford University, Leicester and Pitzer College, Los Angeles.