Steven Porter's Novels
The Iberian Horseshoe
The narrator goes to teach English in Spain and finds himself on a journey that will span the millennium and cover all four corners of the Iberian Peninsula. This book is reflective, informative and comical by turns, and combines short chapters with poetic interludes and reportage.
“The Iberian Horseshoe shows deep knowledge of the different aspects of the Spanish reality from a foreign perspective and is captivating for both Spaniards and people from abroad.” – Xavier Badosa (Barcelona vanguard e-publisher who discovered and published this book in 2005)
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Countries of the World
A translator finishes an assignment about the 1973 coup in Chile before returning to the fictional Scottish town of Breogan to write a book about football. Part-fiction and part-memoir, written from local and global, childhood and adult perspectives, the narrator reflects on his small-town life and some of the major events of the era in Britain and South America: Thatcherism, The Falklands War, World Cups, military coups, dictatorships and disappearances.
“A wonderful story about growing up. Funny and touching in equal parts, it is as much about seeing the world in a different way as it is about football.”
- Paul D Brazill
“A highly original, beautifully written book I'll be reading again and again.”
- Ian Ayris
“This is a quirky book which explores and explains the beautiful game in a way the latest Premier League autobiography can only dream of.” – Nick Quantrill
“In an ideal world, the bestseller lists would be full of books like this rather than ghost-written autobiographies and disposable pulp.” – Bill Robertson
Longer review with link to Amazon page: Lone Striker
Steven Porter's Short Stories
Blurred Girl & Other Suggestive Stories
The cast of everyday outsiders dream of what could be. Some just want to get the hell out but will the next place be any better? Some win consolation prizes, others are right out of luck. It’s a rollover for sure.
“Sometimes dark, bleak, humorous, real, unreal and always engaging.”
– Cal Wallace
“A short and bittersweet collection of tales seen from the corner of a bleary eye. Touching, funny, sad and scary. All life is here.” – Paul D Brazill
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