Q&A Evening with The Blizzard

  • Signet Library West Parliament Square Edinburgh United Kingdom

Q&A Evening with The Blizzard Football Quarterly featuring Jonathan Wilson, Philippe Auclair and Jonathan Northcroft. Hosted by Daniel Gray.

The Blizzard is a quarterly publication from a cooperative of top class football journalists and authors from across the globe, enjoying the space and freedom to write about the football stories that matter to them. 
The Blizzard contributors travel around the UK to meet their readers, and the Signet Library hosted their first appearance in Scotland in May 2016 (see highlights here).

Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) is the founder & editor of The Blizzard. He has written eight books, including Inverting the Pyramid: A History of Football Tactics and Angels with Dirty Faces: A Footballing History of Argentina. Jonathan works for a number of publications, including The Guardian, Sports Illustrated and World Soccer. He is a Sunderland A.F.C. supporter.

Philippe Auclair (@PhilippeAuclair) is a regular contributor to The Blizzard, a columnist for Eurosport and has held the position of England correspondent for France Football magazine since 1999. He can be heard on the BBC and TalkSPORT radio in England, Newstalk radio in Ireland, RMC in his native France, and is also a regular contributor to The Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast. His investigation into the so-called ‘Qatargate’ earned him the ‘Scoop of the year’ prize at France’s 2015 Press Awards. Philippe supports Le Havre in France and Arsenal FC in England. He is the author of Cantona: The Rebel Who Would be King (longlisted for 2009 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Winner 'Best Football Book'  British Sports Book Awards 2010, Winner ‘Sports Book of the Year’ in France, 2013) and Thierry Henry – Lonely At The Top.

Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) is Football Correspondent of The Sunday Times, a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 5 Live's football programmes, and a regular guest on Sky Sports' Sunday Supplement show. He is co-author of the Manchester United Opus (2006). Inaugural winner of the Jim Rodger Memorial Award for young sports writers in Scotland, he was shortlisted for Feature Writer of the Year at the Sports Journalists Association awards in 2006 and Football Writer of the Year in 2016. His book Fearless: The Amazing Underdog Story of Leicester City, the Greatest Miracle in Sports History was published in September 2016.

Daniel Gray (@d_gray_writer) is a writer, social historian and researcher. He appears on STV Edinburgh and STV Glasgow as The People’s Historian, and writes for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Daniel is a regular contributor to Nutmeg, The Scottish Football Periodical, and is the author of several books on football, including Stramash, Tackling Scotland's Towns and Teams and Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters, Travels through England's Football Provinces and Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football. His next book Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books is published by Bloomsburry in May 2017. Daniel is a Middlesbrough FC supporter.

Running order 
Doors 18:30
First half 19:00-19:45
Half-time oranges 19:45-20:00
Second half 20:00-20:45
Extra time may be played if the questions are flowing

Please note that a cash bar will be operating throughout the evening

£12 + VAT including a hard-copy of The Blizzard Football Quarterly (RRP £12)

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