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LFFW | A Yorkshire Tragedy: The Rise and Fall of a Sporting Powerhouse
Thu 18 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Anthony Clavane, Rory Smith and Priya Ramesh will both be discussing the contents of Anthony's recent book A Yorkshire Tragedy: The Rise and Fall of a Sporting Powerhouse.
For the past 30 years, something has been missing from British sport. For some it has lost its heart and soul. Anthony Clavane argues that it has lost its Yorkshireness, which possibly amounts to the same thing.
A Yorkshire Tragedy is the final part of Anthony Clavane's triptych that examines belonging, identity and the rise and fall of tightly knit sporting communities through the prism of the author's own personal experience.
Anthony Clavane (@LUFCPromised) was born in Leeds. He started life as a history teacher and is now a freelance writer who contributes to The Blizzard, The New Statesman and The Guardian. He has won Press Gazette Feature Writer of the Year and BT Regional Sportswriter of the Year awards. His previous book Promised Land was named Sports Book of the Year by the National Sporting Club and the Radio 2 Book Club.
Rory Smith (@RorySmith) was born in Yorkshire and joined The Times as one of its leading football writers in 2012, having previously written for the Daily Telegraph, and he now writes for the New York Times. He worked with Rafa Benitez on Champions League Dreams, and is also author of Mister: The Men Who Taught the World How to Beat England at Their Own Game.
This event will be chaired by Priya Ramesh, who is a freelance writer on Dutch football, writing for Benefoot, StatsBomb, FourFourTwo, The Guardian, Bleacher Report, and more.
About the festival:
- Events will consist of approximately 45 minutes of discussion between panelists, with 30 minutes audience Q&A
- Events subject to change
- The events take place in the basement of Waterstones Tottenham Court Road. There is a lift that serves the basement and there is an accessible, gender-neutral toilet located on all three floors of the shop. If you have any further questions on accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us - email@example.com
- Seating is unreserved, but for those with hearing/sight impairment, seats can be reserved at the front of the room - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange
- There is a fully licensed bar and cafe that is open during the course of the event
- Authors will be available to sign copies after the event, though this cannot be guaranteed. If you cannot come to the event, but still wish to purchase a signed copy, please call Waterstones Tottenham Court Road on 02074361886 to organise. You will be required to pay for the book prior to the event and, again, signed copies cannot be guaranteed.