Sid Lowe

Sid Lowe

The thing about shelves is they always fill quickly. You think you’ve got loads of space and then, suddenly, they’re packed. Everything’s a mess in the office at the moment: the books on the shelves are ‘double parked’ and I’m struggling to find things. (It doesn’t help that I lend books to people and then forget … then later wonder where they are). Which also means that the pictures may not really help that much, because lots of the books are hidden behind piles. Any order has gone too. But more or less, this is a reflection of what I read. There are very few novels, very little literature. Essentially, it’s Spanish political history, mostly from the 1930s, and football. Mostly Spanish, but not only. Found some really fascinating stuff doing Fear And Loathing, some old accounts of players and the two clubs. I’m probably typical too in having a whole load of books waiting to be read, which will probably wait forever.

Bio

Sid Lowe is the go-to-guy for all things Spanish football. He writes regularly for a number of newspapers, magazines and websites including the Guardian, World Soccer, FourFourTwo, and the Telegraph. He also does some commentary for Spanish TV and was David Beckham’s translator when he first switched to La Liga with Real Madrid.

In addition to his columns, Sid Lowe is also a regular voice on the Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast and has written a number of books on both football and Spanish history. His most recent work focuses on Spain’s longest standing football rivalry… Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs Real Madrid