David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965, and now lives in Bristol, the Bermuda Triangle of football success. In 2015 he won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football and the Sports Story of the Year at the Foreign Press Association Media Awards for his article for The Guardian Long Read, The prison where murderers play for Manchester United.

His most recent book is The Games: A Global History of the Olympics, published in 2016 by Macmillan in the UK and WW Norton in the US. His most recent teaching gig was as Visiting Professor at Pitzer College, Los Angeles.