David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965 and lives in Bristol. He shares his affections between Tottenham Hotspur and Bristol Rovers. In 2006 he published The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football. Since then he has made sport documentaries for BBC Radio, reviewed sports books for The Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian, taught the sociology of sport at Bristol University, the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester, and Pitzer College, Los Angeles, and gone swimming.