Articles and Interviews

I enjoy writing about football, books and my relationship with both.

Here are some articles you might find interesting:

How football can inspire children to read more

An article on the Book Trust website

Male Role Models For Boys  

How a love of football can kick-start a love of reading
An article for the Times Educational Supplement

The power of the right book
A blog for the National Literacy Trust recalling an inspirational conversation with Rio Ferdinand

Why Dads Should Read With Their Kids 

An article inspired by an event for ‘Dads Only’ that I attended at a school one evening

More Than A Game
A piece on how the JJ books are about more than just football

Football Journey
A short story I wrote about the man who showed me how to tell a story


Final Whistle
An interview with my local paper to mark the publishing of Final Whistle

The Kick Off
An interview with my publisher, Scholastic, back when we brought out The Kick Off

Library Mice
Some good questions here from librarian, Melanie Mcgilloway

Phonenix 98fm Radio Interview

Dan talks to JJ fans about his work, inspiration and Skills from Brazil.

The English Association

A group interview with Dan about his books and how he writes.



11 Responses to “Articles and Interviews”

  1. hello June 12, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    your cumin to me skwl on the 25th june c u der

    • dave January 23, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

      hi u are going to my school #wot

  2. Bob Dylan November 3, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    This Man (Dan Freedman) is coming to my school on the 9th of November. #SOS

    • Dan Freedman November 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

      See you then!

  3. isabella September 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm #

    hi dan i love ypor books do you remember you whent whitefield primary school well know im in year 7

    • Dan Freedman October 1, 2017 at 10:20 am #

      Hi Isabella! I remember Whitefield Primary really well! It was such a fantastic school!

  4. Liam December 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    Do u remember patcham high school .
    I got a picture with you and you signed my book (Born to play) .

    • Dan Freedman March 28, 2018 at 8:07 am #

      I remember this school! It was fantastic and everyone was amazing.

  5. Neriah September 10, 2018 at 5:51 am #

    I’m in abit of a writing block and it’s about u plz help

    • Dan Freedman September 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

      Best way to get over a writing block is not to think too much about it.
      Think/do other stuff, your brain will carry on working to solve it without you even realising it.
      Good luck.

  6. Lewis November 8, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    I think you are a brilliant author Dan!
    I hope you can come to Falkirk, Scotland because i really want to meet you because that would be fantastic, All the best in your future Dan!

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