2017 Book prize short list

And The Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain

Adrian Tempany

Published by: Faber & Faber


And the Sun Shines Now is a book about why Hillsborough happened, and how the flawed response to the disaster created a ‘whole new ball game’ but destroyed a culture. The Taylor Report. All-seater stadia. Police lies. Political neglect. Murdoch. The oligarchs. And an FA plan to gentrify football. But what happens when you take the people’s game away from the people? What happens to the game, and what happens to the people? Powerful, funny, soulful and brutal, Adrian Tempany’s acclaimed book exposes the real cost of the modern game . . . and the forces that shaped it.

Taken from Faber & Faber