David Goldblatt

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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Monday, June 14, 2010

David Goldblatt's The Ball Is Round on Flavorwire's Ultimate World Cup Reading List

Looking to impress with your World Cup knowledge? Flavorwire recommends Riverhead book The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer, by David Goldblatt, for soccer fans who "are interested in how the sport made it to nearly every corner of the globe, but aren’t into the tactical minutiae." More...
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Riverhead author David Goldblatt discusses soccer in the Wall Street Journal

Goldblatt, author of The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer, pitches in on why "football is manifestly and regularly unjust" in a Wall Street Journal piece about the fear and angst that accompany World Cup fervor. More...

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Riverhead publishes two of The 25 Best Books About Football on abebooks.co.uk

Getting ready for the World Cup? Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch and David Goldblatt’s The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer are named in the top 25 football books on abebooks.co.uk. See the full list of titles here.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Five Riverhead titles on Amazon's Best Books of 2008 List

Amazon editors' top 100 picks for 2008 included five Riverhead books.

Number 9: Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project.
Number 26: Steven Galloway's The Cellist of Sarajevo.
Number 44: David Goldblatt's The Ball Is Round.
Number 45: John Hodgman's More Information Than You Require (the paperback edition will be published by Riverhead in 2009).
Number 82: Doug Dorst's Alive in Necropolis.

Plus, Lewis Black's Me of Little Faith was among Amazon's favorite book trailers and Sloane Crosley's I Was Told There'd Be Cake was number 70 on the Customer Favorites list. Browse the other selections here.

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