CARA and Para Siempre FC are delighted to confirm that David Goldblatt, a highly experienced Sports writer, broadcaster, journalist and author, will be giving a short introduction to our Workshop.
David has published two books, The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football, which provides a definitive historical account of beautiful game, and the World Football Yearbook, a yearly annual that has been widely published.
As a journalist, he has written for most of the quality broadsheet newspapers including the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times, and The Independent on Sunday, as well as for magazines such as the New Statesman and the New Left Review. He is a regular reviewer of sports books for The Independent and The Times Literary Supplement and is currently the sports’ columnist for Prospect magazine.
As a freelance reporter he has worked for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, including producing documentaries on football in Jerusalem and the politics of football in Kenya. He has also appeared on other BBC radio programmes including The World Today, The World Tonight, The Sunday Morning Show, and Africa – Have Your Say.
In addition to his extensive writing and broadcasting career, he has also taught the sociology of sport at the University of Bristol and has run literacy programmes at both Bristol City and Bristol Rovers football clubs, as well as teaching sport, film, and media at the Watershed arts cinema, also in Bristol.
We are extremely privileged to have him speak at our event, and are all looking forward to hearing his views.