Carrie Dunn

Carrie Dunn is a writer and journalist who has covered major tournaments for the Times and Eurosport, and is a regular voice on BBC radio as well as The Athletic Women’s Football Podcast. She has a PhD in sport sociology, and her particular research specialism is in women’s experience of sport. Her latest book, Woman Up, is published in October 2023 and provides an inspirational account of women’s football’s painful past and its exciting future, including first-hand accounts from leading female players. Her recent books include Unsuitable for Females: The Rise of the Lionesses and Women’s Football in England, shortlisted for Football Book of the Year in 2023; The Pride of the Lionesses, nominated as Football Book of the Year in 2020, and a sequel to The Roar of the Lionesses: Women’s Football in England, one of the Guardian’s best sports books of 2016.

Carrie’s own footballing career began – and ended – with the Junior Hatters’ supporters’ club in her hometown of Luton. Carrie lives in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park with her actor husband and their rescue lurcher, Spring.

Book Link: Woman Up
Publisher: Hero