Football in Sun and Shadow
Galeano can run rings round our glamorous football intelligentsia., When Saturday Comes
Stands out like Pele on a field of second-stringers., New Yorker
Galeano has a style of a great left half. He constantly switches the direction of play. His observations are acute. He delivers with an air of insouciance which cannot mask his mastery, Herald
Uplifting, reckless, ironic, impassioned... sparkles with supple imagery and a fine dry wit., Independent
Deeply humane . . . he has produced literature that will endure, monuments to the imagination -- Toby Green, Independent
About the Author
Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire; Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; The Book of Embraces; Walking Words; Upside Down; and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is recipient of many international prizes.