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Michael Calvin returns to the Manchester Football Writing Festival on a hat-trick. His last two books, The Nowhere Men and Proud (the autobiography of Gareth Thomas) both won Sports Book Of The Year. His latest title, Living On The Volcano is released just ahead of this festival appearance.
In ...Volcano, Calvin spends time getting to know football managers, understanding the unique pressures of the job and how the public perception can affect the personal lives of men whose every proessional decision is up for scrutiny. From a writer whose book 2010 Family made thousands of football fans fall in love with Milwall, expect an unparralleled level of insight and humanity.
Michael will be joined by top scout Mel Johnson, credited with finding Jordan Ibe for Liverpool amongst others, whose experiences featured heavily in The Nowhere Men. A manager who Michael spent time with for his latest book will also be announced soon.
When & Where
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.