Seth Burkett

Seth Burkett is an English writer, futsal player and former professional footballer.

Seth’s first book came about as a result of football. Following a series of fortunate events, he was spotted by a scout in Brazil at the age of 18. The Boy in Brazil details a magical season spent playing professional football in Sorriso and was shortlisted for Football Book of the Year at the 2016 British Sport Book Awards.

After returning from Brazil, Seth graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in English & Sports Science and an MA in English.

He went into advertising, working for clients such as Nike and Jaguar Land Rover in copywriting and social media management.

Throughout this time, Seth continued to write. He has had seven books published, including collaborations with footballers and world-famous YouTubers, as well as fiction and non-fiction books for children.

Seth now works full-time as an author, combining his writing with school visits and workshops. He continues to play sport, most recently spending a summer playing professional football in Sri Lanka.


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