P J Laverty

P J Laverty is a Scottish-Australian writer specialising in historical football fiction (with a comedic spin).

Under the moniker Paul J Laverty, he is the host of 94.9 Main FM literary book show, The Quiet Carriage, which also airs nationally on the Community Radio Network. He has written two novellas, Man Overbored and Cider Country (RoadHouse Media). He also wrote the first biography on Grammy award-winners Arcade Fire and another on Beck (Artnik / Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag). He is currently completing a creative writing PhD at Curtin University.

He is a football tragic who will never tire of telling anyone within earshot all about his adventures in Germany during World Cup 2006.

He lives in Castlemaine, Victoria, with his wife and two children.


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Release: 2022

The Gaffer

The year is 1989 and Tam Bam, the angriest man in Britain, inherits a small fortune and buys his local fourth division club, Guff Rovers, installing himself as gaffer. But he’s about

to realise that managing a club is a lot (lot!) harder than he thought.

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Twitter:  @PaulJLaverty

P J Laverty