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Ross Raisin in conversation at Dulwich Hamlet FC
Posted by: Village Books 08 March, 2017 16:41

Shortlist magazine and Village Books in Dulwich Village are delighted to host Ross Raisin, in conversation at Dulwich Hamlet FC on Wednesday 5th April at 7pm. Ross will be chatting about his latest novel, A Natural.

Tom Pearman has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened. The Premier League Academy of his boyhood has let him go. At nineteen, Tom finds himself playing for a tiny club in a town he has never heard of. A Natural delves into the heart of a professional football club: the pressure, the loneliness, the threat of scandal, the fragility of the body and the struggle, on and off the pitch, with conforming to the person that everybody else expects you to be.

Ross will sign copies of his book after the event.

The £10 ticket gets you a copy of the book (RRP £14.99) and a choice of a drink from Dulwich Hamlet’s huge selection of craft beers.

Ross Raisin was born in West Yorkshire in 1979, near Bradford and Ilkley. He studied English at King’s College in London and worked for a time as co-manager of a wine bar, before studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmith’s University in London

His debut novel, God’s Own Country, was published in 2008 to rapturous critical acclaim, the book went on to be shortlisted for eight literary prizes; Ross won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2009. In 2013, he was included on Granta magazine’s prestigious list of 20 ‘Best Young British Novelists’.

When: Wednesday 5th April 2017 7.00pm
Where: The Bar, Dulwich Hamlet FC, Champion Hill Stadium, Edgar Kail Way, London SE22 8BD

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