The World Cup for Writers
Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine, plays for the England Writers' football team in a match against the Scotland Writers' team. Can a writer ever make a really good footballer?
The England Writers Football team brings together some of the most exciting writers - and the worst footballers - in Britain today. 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.
Billy Letford (l.), Joe Dunthorne (r.)
Jake Wallis Simons
Jakob von Baeyer
Photo by Patrick McGuire