Shortlist magazine and Village Books are delighted to host Ross Raisin, in conversation at Dulwich Hamlet FC on Wednesday 5th April at 7pm.
The £10 ticket gets you a copy of the book (RRP £14.99) and a choice of a drink from Dulwich Hamlet’s huge selection of craft beers. BOOK TICKETS HERE
Ross will be chatting about his latest novel, A Natural. Tom Pearman has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened. The Premier League Academy of his boyhood has let him go. At nineteen, Tom finds himself playing for a tiny club in a town he has never heard of.
A Natural delves into the heart of a professional football club: the pressure, the loneliness, the threat of scandal, the fragility of the body and the struggle, on and off the pitch, with conforming to the person that everybody else expects you to be.