John Crace (writer)

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John Crace (/ˈkrs/ KRAYSS) is a British journalist and critic. He attended Exeter University.[1] Crace is the author of the "Digested Read" column in The Guardian, and is the newspaper's parliamentary sketch writer.[2] He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and has written several books on the club. He blogs for ESPN FC on Tottenham.[3]

Writing in 2019, Crace described his "cold turkey" rehabilitation from heroin addiction 32 years previously.[4]


  • Wasim and Waqar: Imran's Inheritors (1992)
  • The Digested Read (2005)
  • Vertigo: Spurs, Bale and One Fan's Fear of Success (2011)
  • Brideshead Abbreviated: The Digested Read of the Twentieth Century (2012)
  • Harry's Games: Inside the Mind of Harry Redknapp (2013)
  • The Digested Twenty-first Century (2014)
  • I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall. Guardian Faber Publishing. 2 November 2017. ISBN 978-1783351435.


  1. ^ "How the experience of being at university has changed". The Guardian. London. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "John Crace – Profile". The Guardian. London. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur Blog – EPSN FC". ESPN FC. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  4. ^ Crace, John (15 February 2019). "And the award for most incompetent minister goes to … | John Crace". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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