Among the Thugs

Bill Buford (Author)


With an Orwellian social imagination, Granta editor Buford offers a terrifying record of his passage through an alternate society--that of England's soccer thugs--in this malevolently funny, supremely chilling document of the allure of crowd violence. Author reading tour.

Product Details

Price: $16.95  $15.59
Publisher: Vintage
Published Date: June 01, 1993
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 5.3 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.53 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780679745358
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About the Author

Bill Buford is a staff writer and the European correspondent for The New Yorker. He was the fiction editor of the magazine for eight years, from April 1995 to December 2002. Before that Bill edited Granta magazine for 16 years and, in 1989, became the publisher of Granta Books. He has edited three anthologies: The Best of Granta Travel, The Best of Granta Reportage, and The Granta Book of the Family. Bill is also the author of Among the Thugs, a highly personal nonfiction account of crowd violence and British soccer hooliganism.


"A grotesque, horrifying, repellent and gorgeous book; A Clockwork Orange come to life." --John Gregory Dunne

"An important, perhaps prophetic, book ... both exciting and sad at the core.... [Buford is] a superbly talented reporter." --The New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant ... one of the most unnerving books you will ever read." --Newsweek

Like Michael Herr or Ryszard Kapuscinski, Buford has witnessed events which can only be compared in intensity to those of a war ... an unflinching look into the festering soul of England ... a fuckin' great read." --David Byrne

Animated, witty, and so pungent you can taste the stale lager." --Washington Post Book World