Idols & Underdogs: My Foreward to the English translation

Posted: June 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

I’m delighted the good folks at Freight Books have just published Idols & Underdogs (out June 2016), which is a fantastic series of Latin American football fictions by writers from all over the continent, one from each nation, from Brazil to Colombia to Uruguay. This includes the likes of Roberto Fuentes from Chile, Juan Villoro from Mexico and Miguel Hidalgo Prince from Venezuela, amongst others. As a writer of football fictions myself, I was so pleased to discover the book, and that this tradition is alive and well on the other side of the Atlantic. I’m really pleased to have discovered so many great new Latin American writers to love, and proud that Freight have translated it, also grateful to the original editors, Shawn Stein and Nicolas Campesi, who put the book together.

Freight have kindly published the Forward I’ve written to this book, which explains all, on Medium. Please find it here.

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