Philip Dimitriadis was born in Corfu, Greece. He grew up in Melbourne's Northern Corridor and also spent two years living in Queenstown, Tasmania during the 1970s. He has always been fascinated by football and the way it can arouse passionate expression in people across a diverse social spectrum. He has lectured and taught at tertiary level in the areas of literary study and ESL for the last 15 years. An avid Collingwood fan, he now lives in Preston, Melbourne with his wife Dina, his daughter Anastasia and cat Skidla.
by Phillip Dimitriadis
Fandemic explores the tension of being a football fan and writing about sport in an academic and literary style. The fusion of football, literature, popular culture and myth provides a perspective rarely seen in the genre of sports writing.
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