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Three Football Books

Clara Becker, Stuart Evers & Jethro Soutar

‘Football is a game; it’s not real life. But in a continent as illogical as Latin America, the lines blur.’

Clara Becker

Clara Becker is from Rio de Janeiro. She is a Botafogo fan and a reporter for the magazine Veja Brasília. She worked for piauí magazine from 2009 to 2013. Her piece ‘Congressman Romário: Big Fish in the Aquarium' is featured in The Football Crónicas, published by Ragpicker Press in 2014.

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Stuart Evers

Stuart Evers is the author of Ten Stories About Smoking (winner of the 2011 London Book Award) and the novel If This is Home. His fiction has appeared in Prospect, The Best British Short Stories 2012 and The Reader. He lives in London.

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Jethro Soutar

Jethro Soutar is a writer and translator of Spanish and Portuguese. He is co-editor of The Football Crónicas, a collection of translated short-form writing from Latin America, and a co-founder of Ragpicker Press. His recent translations include Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel’s Arde el monte de noche (By Night the Mountain Burns) and Frei Beto’s Hotel Brasil, published in English under the same title.

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