Welcome to a new episode of Between the Lines. This is Martin’s conversation with Tim Parks about his 2002 book A Season with Verona.
It is a classic of football literature and one of the most referenced whenever we ask for people’s all-time favourite sports books.
Tim is not your average sports writer. He is a celebrated author of fiction and was once shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
He brought all his creative imagination to this project, attending every home and away Verona game in the 2000-2001 season. That it turns out to be a dramatic campaign like no other, only adds to the story.
p.s. If you enjoyed this episode, check out our documentary on another classic, The Miracle of Castel di Sangro