Anthony Clavane

Anthony Clavane was born in Leeds in 1960, a year before Don Revie became manager. He started life as a History teacher and is now chief sports writer for The Sunday Mirror and a former regional journalist of the year. His most recent book A Yorkshire Tragedy:  The Rise and Fall of a Northern Powerhouse is published by Quercus and completes his trilogy of books that examine the history of football in the North of England. Promised Land: A Northern Love Story, published in September 2009 by Yellow Jersey, won the British Sports Book of the Year Award and was named Best Football Book in May 2011. Described by David Peace as “an absorbing and compelling dissection of Leeds, the city and the club”, the book has been adapted for the stage and had its premier in Leeds in the summer of 2012. Anthony’s book, Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here?: A Secret History of English Football, was published by Quercus in October 2012.