The Art of Derek Dohren

painting, writing, photography

writing

This page provides a link to my writing activities.

I've been writing most of my life, certainly long before I began painting. It was always an activity I enjoyed at school and during my adult life I've found channels to express myself via the written word.

Some of my adventures in this respect are detailed in my excellent semi-autobiographical, metaphysical, international-best-sellingish 'The Cats of the River Darro'

Below you can find links to my short stories and poems page and to other places around the Internet where traces of me have not yet been fully erased.

Short stories, poems, thoughts ...

A collection of miscellaneous writings.

stories and poems

I have written two books. The first was a football book, an authorised biography written in 2003. The second was a more personal project and centred on the beginning of my life in Granada. It is largely autobiographical though contains passages of fiction (those passages are in italic font just so you can tell the difference!). I called it 'The Cats of the River Darro' and it's available to buy on amazon.

It was written in 2011/2012 and is wonderfully illustrated by the talented artist Natasha Phillips. You can read more information about it here...

cats of the river darro

In 2004 I completed the authorised biography of former Liverpool FC manager Roy Evans. This was a labour of love and I was able to draw on much of the work I had done with my related web sites in the late 1990s and early 2000s. You can read more about it here ...

My 2003/2004 biography of former Liverpool FC manager Roy Evans.

ghost on the wall

It's Round and It's White

I write a regular column on football related matters for It's Round and It's White. My page and archive of articles can be viewed here - my page at IRAIW


Sports and Design

I write sports based blogs for Sports and Design, a sportswear company in the UK. I write under the pseudonym 'The Puma'.

sportsanddesign

Granada Insider

The Granada Insider was a monthly magazine aimed at providing information for visitors to the city. I had a series of articles published here.

Granada Insider Articles

Football websites

In 1997 I was the founder, chief writer and editor of shankly.com, the world's first website dedicated to the great Liverpool manager Bill Shankly. I set up other websites in its wake, each one paying homage to other individuals of that special group of coaches associated with Shankly at Liverpool. Two of them still survive though not entirely in original form.

 shankly.com

 bobpaisley.com

Much of my other writing from this period was absorbed into lfchistory.net when I was forced to sell the websites.

lfchistory.net

 

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