From stadium to page : why football deserves more fiction

McGowan, Lee (2013) From stadium to page : why football deserves more fiction. The Conversation, November(19).

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A great football novel is like a perfectly executed bicycle-kick goal, like players such as Argentine legends Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi; they come along once in a generation.

Against the accumulated volume of non-fiction football literature (some people still call it soccer), which could fill and spill out of a World Cup Stadium, football novels are comparatively rare.

That said, football or soccer fiction is a genre with a very real and important historical longevity...

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ID Code: 75817
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Published Source: The Conversation
Keywords: Football Fiction, Football Writing, Soccer Fiction, Soccer Writing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Conversation Media Group
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2014 00:27
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 23:31

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