Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson is the founder and editor of the critically acclaimed football quarterly The Blizzard, and is one of the UK’s most successful writers of narrative sportsbooks.  His latest book, Two Brothers: The Life and Times of Bobby and Jackie Charlton, was published by Little, Brown in August 2022.  Jonathan’s early titles include Behind the Curtain (Orion, 2006), Nobody Ever Says Thank You (Orion, 2011), The Outsider (Orion, 2012), Angels with Dirty Faces (2016), The Barcelona Legacy (2018) and The Names Heard Long Ago:  How the Golden Age of Hungarian Soccer Shaped the Modern Game (2019).  He is perhaps best known for his bestselling history of the evolution of football tactics, Inverting the Pyramid, which was named Football Book of the Year in 2008, shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and has sold around the world.  A former football correspondent of the Financial Times, he is now a columnist for The Guardian and Sports Illustrated. He lives in London.