7 Fiction Books about Scottish Football

The magnificent seven

Trying to compile this list proved one thing – there is not a lot of Scottish football fiction about, which may give some of you writers out there an idea or two for your next novel. I may not have enough for an 11-a-side team, but this line-up would more than hold its own in any seven-a-side tournament.



Pack Men by Alan Bissett

5. Pack Men

Alan Bissett
Paradise Road by Stephen O'Donnell

6. Paradise Road

Stephen O'Donnell
divided city cover

7. Divided City

Theresa Breslin

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Paul Cuddihy
Paul Cuddihy

Paul Cuddihy was born and raised in Glasgow and worked as a journalist before becoming the editor of the Celtic View, the official magazine of Celtic Football Club. In 2009 he wrote the best-selling biography Tommy Burns: A Supporter Who Got Lucky. After winning a Scotsman/Orange Short Story award in 2004, Paul’s first novel Saints and Sinners was published by Black & White in 2010. The novel is a fast paced historical thriller that follows a struggle between two brothers living in Victorian Glasgow’s Irish immigrant community. The Hunted, a sequel to Saint and Sinners was published in 2011and was followed by the final part of his Costello brothers trilogy, Land Beyond the Wave in 2012. http://paulcuddihy.com/