The real story of the Hillsborough disaster, told by the people who were there
Kevin Sampson is the author of eight novels as well as Extra Time, his account of a season in the life of a Liverpool FC fanatic. He has contributed to football anthologies, including Here We Go Gathering Cups in May and Redmen, which he also edited. Kevin is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Observer and Liverpool FC TV, the club's dedicated TV channel. He lives on Merseyside where he is a member of the Liverpool Producers Association, and a long-term supporter of the Writing on the Wall festival and CALM, the mental health charity. You can find him at @ksampsonwriter on Twitter.
A harrowing but sensitively handled account of the disaster and a
powerful tribute * Sunday Telegraph *
A testament to the courage, compassion, dignity and sheer persistence of the bereaved families, survivors and campaigners...at times unbearably moving * When Saturday Comes *
Sampson stands back, using his craft to construct a narrative that gives the individual stories space and respect, whilst simultaneously enabling the bigger picture to emerge * London School of Economics *
A powerful, important book - heartbreaking and rage-inducing. It is vital that these voices are heard -- Brian Reade
Superb -- Adrian Tempany