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‘The Football Crónicas’ with Clara Becker, Jethro Soutar & Tim Girven

Contributors launch new book looking at political potentials of football in Latin America, taking in a prison team in Argentina, Quechua women playing in bowler hats in the Andes, to World Cup discontent in Brazil.


‘The Football Crónicas’

with Clara Becker, Jethro Soutar & Tim Girven

Saturday May 31st, 6.30pm

Free entry

A prison team in Argentina, a transvestite team in Colombia, a kidnapped team in Bolivia, Quechua women playing in bowler hats in the Andes, a Latino immigrant league in New York, World Cup discontent in Brazil. Eleven pieces of creative non-fiction and three short stories take football as their starting point, on a journey to the heart of Latin American society.

With the World Cup on the horizon, Housmans hosts the official launch of The Football Crónicas, a not-for-profit collection of translated short-form writing from Latin America. Co-editors Jethro Soutar and Tim Girven will present the book alongside Brazilian writer Clara Becker, who will read from her contribution to the collection.

Proceeds from the book will be donated to The Bottletop Foundation, a UK-based charity that works to empower young people in Brazil.


Nick Jones | talks


Date and Time:

31 May 2014 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473

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