Anthony Clavane is Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism and his teaching focuses on feature writing, editing, storytelling across a range of genres - from reportage to scriptwriting - and contemporary history.
His research specialisms are in autobiography, storytelling, belonging and identity and the cultural context of sport. He has written three books: Promised Land, which was named both Football Book of the Year and Sports Book of the Year by the National Sporting Club; Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here?, which was shortlisted for Football Book of the Year. and A Yorkshire Tragedy, which was a Guardian book of the year. He has written three plays: Promised Land, Leeds Lads and Playing The Joker.
He has spent the past three decades working as a senior journalist on various local and national newspapers. He began as a news reporter and then a feature writer for the East Anglian Daily Times, before progressing to The Independent and then the Mirror. He currently writes for The Observer, The Guardian, The New Statesman, The New European, The Yorkshire Post and other publications. He has won Press Gazette Feature Writer Of The Year and BT Regional Sportswriter Of The Year awards.
He has a BA (Hons) in History from Sussex University and a PGCE in History/Politics at the Institute of Education and has taught on many journalist/creative writing courses at the Arvon foundation. Before coming to Essex he taught on a BA (Hons) Sports Journalism at the University of Arts London. He is a visiting research fellow at Leeds Beckett University and an associate at the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Birkbeck College.
University of Sussex,
Institute of Education, University of London,
University of Essex