FWF 2017: No Hunger In Paradise Calendar

6 September 2017 - 6 September 2017


Michael Calvin’s No Hunger In Paradise is another revelatory book from one of football’s most insightful authors of recent years. A close look at football’s talent factory and what goes on behind the scenes at clubs as millions of youngsters dream of making it professionally.

In a discussion chaired by BBC Sport’s Shelley Alexander, Calvin will be joined by guests who can offer first-hand experience of the system as both players and coaches.

Joey Barton is one of football’s most outspoken players. The midfielder spent time as a young player with Everton, before being released by his home-town club and picked up by Manchester City. Joey worked with Michael Calvin on his autobiography, No Nonsense, and will offer unique insight on the journey and pitfalls of making it through the system as a professional footballer.

Paul Lake is another product of the Manchester City academy, and former City captain. His autobiography I’m Not Really Here is a story of one of the most exciting young players of his generation seeing a career ended desperately early by injury, and the effect that loss has on the rest of his life.

One of the football books of the year, No Hunger In Paradise is set to inspire one of the most memorable Football Writing Festival events yet.

Part of the Football Writing Festival 2017. See @McrFWF for more.

Tickets: £10, concession £8. For concessionary tickets, proof of concession may be requested upon arrival at the venue. Book online by clicking here.