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About fiskeharrison

English author and journalist, broadcaster and conservationist. Author of Into The Arena: The World Of The Spanish Bullfight, shortlisted for Sports Book Of The Year 2011. Editor & Co-Author of Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona. Author of 'The Unbroken', finalist for Le Prix Hemingway 2016

Old Etonian trampled in Pamplona bull-run in school uniform

Given that not just one but two very different groups of people seem insistent on calling me self-promoting in my bullfighting-related activities, even though what I am actually doing is making my living as a writer with a book to … Continue reading

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Pamplona – first days blur…

As expected, my capacity to run bulls, drink, eat, drink more, dance, watch the bullfight, drink even more and then dance once again while keeping a blog going is utterly useless. Anyway, here is a brief post about the wonders … Continue reading

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Pamplona: The Book

As I set off today for Pamplona, by way of the Côte d’Azur – arriving in capital of the Kingdom of Navarre on July 5th (see post here for how to get there and where to stay) – I have … Continue reading

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‘My First Pamplona Bull-Run’ from The Independent

This originally appeared in The Independent on Sunday last year, on the 50th anniversary of the death of Ernest Hemingway, and the 320th anniversary of the Pamplona bull-run (in its modern form). It is extracted from the Sports Book Of … Continue reading

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For all those that missed Alexander Fiske-Harrison’s segment last night on Channel 5 at 9pm, on the programme ‘World’s Scariest… Animal Attacks’, it is available online here. He was talking about a Spanish fighting bull which leapt out of the ring … Continue reading

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The text of my speech at the University of Seville on ‘Into The Arena’

[This post is originally from the No.1 Bullfighting Blog, ‘The Last Arena’, click on logo below for link. Ed.] Last Friday, before the opening of the Feria de Abril here in Seville, I gave a conference on my two perspectives … Continue reading

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Alexander Fiske-Harrison will be talking on bullfighting at the University of Seville on April 19th

Sports Book Of The Year shortlisted author Alexander Fiske-Harrison will be talking in Spanish on what he learned from his two years in the land of the bulls. The provisional title is: “Britain and the Sand: Bullfighting seen from far … Continue reading

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Juan José Padilla returns to the ring.

The Spanish matador Juan José Padilla, who forms so many chapters of my book Into The Arena, and whose horrific goring was flashed around the world in terrifying images (which I reported on here), returned to the ring with only … Continue reading

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Has Father Christmas overlooked you?

For all those who have been left unfulfilled with the books they have been given for Christmas, I am happy to say that Amazon UK has finally restocked with my book Into The Arena (click here), at a fraction above … Continue reading

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Bull-Running: Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

(If this video cannot be seen in your region, you can able see the longer version here, or the dramatic closing seconds of it here.) Although I am something a beginner when it comes to running on the streets of … Continue reading

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