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Norman Giller (born 18 April 1940 Stepney, East End, London) is a prolific English author, a sports historian and television scriptwriter.
Total Books: 57
With eighty-seven books to his name, Norman Giller is a prolific author who served his writing apprenticeship as a notable Fleet Street journalist. He was chief football reporter with the Daily Express in London (1964—74), and has been a freelance writer since leaving Fleet Street in 1974. He was 14 years a member of the This Is Your Life scriptwriting team, and has devised several television series including Who's the Greatest? (ITV, 1980s), The Games of 48 and Over the Moon, Brian (ITV 1990s), Petrolheads (BBC2 2006); he co-produced 63 editions of Stand and Deliver (Sky TV, 1990s), and has been scriptwriter and co-producer with Top Gear director Brian Klein of more than 50 sports-based videos/DVDs, featuring celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, Ray Winstone, Alan Hansen, John Motson, Dickie Bird, Frank Bruno, Frankie Dettori, Lawrence Dallaglio, Harry Carpenter, and Jimmy Greaves. His output has also included crosswords and puzzle games with The Times, Daily and Sunday Express, The Sun, Sunday Telegraph and London Evening News.
Giller was the argument-settling Judge of The Sun for ten years, and he and his sports statistician son Michael set the 2,000 questions for the DVD version of Football Trivial Pursuit. With his then partner Peter Lorenzo and associate Malcolm Rowley, Giller created one of the first major pub quiz competitions in 1974. It was called What's Yours? and had 64 competing pubs in a series sponsored by the Charrington's chain in south-east England.
His 81st book was a collaboration with Pelé and Gordon Banks and in partnership with their UK agent Terry Baker, a limited edition featuring an in-depth look at their careers and, in particular, the famous Banks save against Pelé for England against Brazil in the 1970 World Cup finals. Giller has a regular Fleet Street nostalgia blog at the Sports Journalists' Association website
Giller's 82nd book is The Lane of Dreams, which is a complete history of the Tottenham Hotspur ground at White Hart Lane before the bulldozers move in. The book is introduced by two Spurs legends, Jimmy Greaves and Steve Perryman. It is a self published book by Giller, who experimented by having the second-half written on line by Tottenham supporters. Giller provided the facts; the fans provided the feelings. His 83rd and 84th books are being published this summer and both have a Tottenham link and have been written in collaboration with his sports statistician son, Michael Giller, and leading sports agent Terry Baker: Jimmy Greaves At Seventy  and The Golden Double , the story of Tottenham's historic League and FA Cup triumph in 1960-61. Giller's 86th book has a World Cup 2010 theme. Giller, whose 50-year writing career started with a typewriter and carbon paper, has without assistance set up his own website as he attempts to keep a toehold in the modern world. In August 2010 he embarked on a contract to write six limited-edition nostalgia sports books in six months for A1 Sporting Books, and by mid-September had completed Chopper's Chelsea in collaboration with former Stamford Bridge captain Ron Harris, and Hammers-80, the story of West Ham United's FA Cup success of 1979-80, introduced by Sir Trevor Brooking.