Manchester Football Writing Festival: Sid Lowe & Graham Hunter
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join two of Spanish football's most respected writers for an evening looking at the rise (and the recent fall) of the Spanish national team, and their time reporting on one of the world's biggest leagues.
Sid Lowe is the Spanish football correspondent for the Guardian and World Soccer. He is a regular contributor to the popular Guardian Football Weekly podcast and writes for FourFourTwo. He works as a commentator and panellist for Spanish, Asian and US television and appears regularly on Spanish radio show Al Primer Toque. His previous book, Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francoism, is about the causes of the Spanish civil war, the rise of fascism, and the creation of the Franco state. He lives in Spain.
Graham Hunter is a journalist of international reputation. He covers Spanish Football for Sky Sports, ESPN as well as newspapers and magazines from across the world. He was a correspondent attached to the Spain team at Euro 2008 & 2012 and was FIFA TV producer for Spain at the 2010 World Cup. He is uefa.com's Barcelona correspondent. Barcelona has been his home for the past 10 years. His first book "Barca" won the Football book of the year award at the British Sport Book Awards 2013.
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Manchester Football Writing Festival
The Manchester Football Writing Festival, in association with Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, the National Football Museum and Hotel Football is back for its' third season!
National Football Museum, Waterstones Manchester Deansgate and this year Hotel Football will play host to some of the beautiful game's most outspoken, informed and entertaining voices between 1-8 September 2016.
The Guardian Football Weekly Live takes place at the RNCM on 2 September and is set to be a festival highlight again, plus McrFWF stalwarts The Blizzard return for another round at the National Football Museum. The team behind OPTA will be revealing how data is changing football and how they have become one of social media's most distinctive voices over at Hotel Football. On the festival's final night we're delighted to host a panel from Women In Football, offering tips and insight for how to get ahead in football journalism.
Across the festival names including Henry Winter, Oliver Kay, Rory Smith, Jacqui Oatley, Caroline Barker, James Richardson and many more will be sharing insight, opinion and indulging in 8 nights of wide-ranging, intelligent, sometimes controversial and always entertaining conversation.