Writing samples

This portfolio displays a range of writing projects completed since 2007. The majority were composed while publishing The Global Game, a website of reporting on sociocultural and literary aspects of world football, and led to publication of The Global Game: Writers on Soccer (University of Nebraska Press, 2008).

In addition, my long-form freelance writing has appeared in Afriche e Orienti, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New York Times, Soccer & Society, So Foot (Paris), When Saturday Comes (London), World Literature Today and other magazines; an essay, “Alone in the Woods: The Literary Landscape of Soccer’s ‘Last Defender‘ ” (World Literature TodayJuly/August 2010), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the top award for small presses.

Online articles

At present I am finishing work on The Global Game Collection: Essays, Interviews, and Reporting on World Soccer, 2005-2015.

Remembering Eudy Simelane

On-location reporting from KwaThema, South Africa, on the life and violent death of national footballer Eudy Simelane