Monday, June 28, 2010

Riverhead authors sound off on the World Cup

Now that this year's FIFA World Cup is in the nail-biting knockout stages, stay on top of the game with these World Cup blogs by Riverhead authors David Goldblatt, Rosie Schaap, and Aleksandar Hemon:

 

David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer, blogs live from South Africa for the Prospect. Check out his musings on politics, parties, and vuvuzelas here.

 

Rosie Schaap, whose memoir Drinking With Men is forthcoming from Riverhead, reports for NPR from the Brooklyn bar scene as a staunch Netherlands fan. Read her most recent post about the seven types of soccer enthusiasts here.

 

Aleksandar Hemon, author of the short story collection Love and Obstacles, contributes his expert insights to GoalPost, The New Republic’s World Cup blog. Read his thoughts about the American-ness of soccer here.

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