2024 events

Klopp: My Liverpool Romance with Anthony Quinn

WHEN: SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2024, 7.00PM to 8.30PM

WHERE: MOSSLEY HILL CHURCH, ROSE LANE, LIVERPOOL L18 8DB

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Join Anthony Quinn in conversation with Ragnhild Lund Ansnes about his book Klopp: My Liverpool Romance, the first book by a British writer about this extraordinary football manager. Lifelong Liverpool fan Anthony has crafted a memorable love letter to Jürgen Klopp. Taking in all the drama of LFC’s disrupted, but ultimately triumphant, 2019-20 season, it offers unique insight into one of football’s most charismatic figures.

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Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool. He started out as a freelance writer in London and contributed to The Observer, Guardian, Sunday Times, New York Times, Esquire and Marie Claire. He was for fifteen years the film critic of the Independent (1998-2013). Having been a judge on the 2006 Man Booker Prize he wrote his first novel the following year: the two events may have been related. The Rescue Man (2009) won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Since then he has written eight others, including Curtain Call (2015). A film of Curtain Call, titled The Critic and starring Ian McKellen and Gemma Arterton, is due for release in 2024. His next novel The Mouthless Dead is based on the Wallace murder case in 1930s Liverpool, and will be published in March 2025.

What the critics have said about Klopp: My Liverpool Romance:

‘Informative and emotive.’ This Is Anfield

A love letter to the great man himself.’ The Times

‘Immensely readable.’ Observer

‘Highly enjoyable.’ Guardian

Ragnhild Lund Ansnes is an author, journalist, motivational speaker, broadcaster and co-owner of the LFC boutique Hotel TIA in Anfield Road. She is the author of four books about Liverpool FC and was the editor for the Norwegian translation of Bill Shankly’s autobiography and she has written Bruce Grobbelaar’s autobiography Life in a Jungle. She hosts the weekly podcast, LFC Talk @ Hotel Tia, alongside David Fairclough and guests, she is also the founder of Livergirls International.

Her specialty is storytelling and to make people open up in conversations with her – for books, on stage, for TV, podcasts and radio.

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Anthony Quinn author photograph © Mark Vessey