|Born||November 12, 1978 |
|Writing period||2002 - Present|
|Notable work(s)||Everton: The School of Science|
James Corbett is a Liverpool-born author and journalist, best known for his best-selling history of Everton Football Club, Everton: The School of Science (Macmillan, 2003) and his history of the England football team England Expects. Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary His journalism has appeared widely in the national press and he is Contributing Editor of The Observer Sport Monthly.
Corbett was brought up in Great Crosby, a suburb of north Liverpool where he was the oldest of five children. Great Crosby, commonly known simply as Crosby is a suburb of Sefton on the outskirts of Liverpool, in Merseyside, North West England Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary He lived with his family until the age of nineteen. He was educated at Great Crosby Catholic Primary School and Holy Family High School, both local state state schools. Both of his parents are local teachers and still live in the town.
His first move into journalism came in 1994, when he founded the Everton fanzine Gwladys Sings The Blues from his bedroom with two schoolfriends. Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. The fanzine ran for three years and was sold outside Everton's ground Goodison Park on matchdays and throughout an array of retail outlets across the city. Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton FC in Liverpool. It was built in 1892 and now has a total capacity of 40157 all-seated Corbett's involvement with the fanzine scene brought him local and national prominence and often appeared on local radio and TV. He also began writing for national publications, such as Goal magazine.
In 1997 he disbanded Gwladys Sings The Blues to concentrate on finishing his A Levels and a year later he took up a place at the London School of Economics after leaving school. The A-level, short for Advanced Level, is a General Certificate of Education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, The London School of Economics and Political Science, more commonly referred to as The London School of Economics or LSE, is a specialist college of the At university he continued writing for the LSE newspaper, The Beaver, where he was political editor. The Beaver is also a character on the United States TV series Leave It to Beaver. He later studied for a Master's Degree, also at the University of London. The University of London is a university based primarily in London, England, UK.
James Corbett's career began in 2002 as London Correspondent of the English language Egyptian newspaper, Al Ahram Weekly, but he later fell out with the editor over its coverage of the invasion of Iraq and censorship issues. Al-Ahram Weekly is the leading English-language newspaper in Egypt. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. In 2003 he signed a book deal with Macmillan Publishers for his history of Everton Football Club, Everton:The School of Science. Macmillan Publishers Ltd, also known as The Macmillan Group, is a privately-held International Publishing company owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. This was published in October of that year to coincide with the club's 125th anniversary to critical and commercial acclaim.
In May 2006 Corbett's second book, England Expects, was published by Aurum Press. An updated paperback with details of the 2006 Fifa World Cupis due for publication in 2008. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament
Corbett's official website states that he is currently at work on a history of America's prohibition era.
Due to the popularity of his books, Corbett has written widely for various publications. He is a regular contributor to FourFourTwo magazine and The Guardian and is Contributing Editor of The Observer Sport Monthly, which was voted British Sports Magazine of the Year in 2006. This page concerns the UK edition of the magazine however details about the others can be found further down the page The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group.