The World Cup for Writers
4 Extra Debut. The England Writers Football Team play against the Scotland Writers Team. But can writers make good footballers? From 2013.
The England Writers Football team brings together some of the most exciting writers - and the worst footballers - in Britain. Despite sounding like a Monty Python joke, its members would claim that there is a connection between the two activities that's well worth exploring.
Author of Submarine and acclaimed new talent (literary) Joe Dunthorne provides a running commentary on a match between his England Writers Football Team and the newly-formed Scotland Writers Football Team, at a hotly-contested international match in Glasgow. Can a writer ever make a really good footballer?
Producer: Beth O'Dea
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.
Billy Letford (l.), Joe Dunthorne (r.)
Jake Wallis Simons
Jakob von Baeyer
Photo by Patrick McGuire
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