Sports Authors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best in the Field

Contents

Sports literature has been around for centuries, and the authors who have contributed to the genre have made a lasting impact on the sports world. From classic authors to modern-day writers, this comprehensive guide to sports authors covers the best in the field. Read on to learn more about the authors who have made a lasting impact on the sports world.

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The book covers various genres, including biographies, memoirs, and even fiction. It features authors who have written about different sports such as football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and more. The guide also includes information on where to find these books so that readers can easily get their hands on them.



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Classic Sports Authors

The earliest sports authors wrote about the games they loved and the athletes they admired. These classic authors include:

  • Homer , who wrote about the ancient Olympic Games in his epic poem, The Iliad.
  • Plutarch , who wrote about the ancient Olympic Games in his Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans.
  • William Hazlitt , who wrote about cricket in his essay, On the Pleasure of Hating.
  • Charles Dickens , who wrote about boxing in his novel, Great Expectations.

Modern-Day Sports Authors

Today, there are many authors who write about sports. These modern-day authors include:

  • John Feinstein , who wrote about college basketball in his book, A Season on the Brink.
  • David Halberstam , who wrote about baseball in his book, Summer of '49.
  • John Grisham , who wrote about football in his novel, Bleachers.
  • Michael Lewis , who wrote about baseball in his book, Moneyball.

Sports Authors Who Have Made a Lasting Impact

The following authors have made a lasting impact on the sports world:

  • Jackie Robinson , who wrote about his experience as the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in his autobiography, I Never Had It Made.
  • Billie Jean King , who wrote about her experience as a professional tennis player in her autobiography, Pressure Is a Privilege.
  • Muhammad Ali , who wrote about his experience as a professional boxer in his autobiography, The Greatest: My Own Story.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , who wrote about his experience as a professional basketball player in his autobiography, Giant Steps.

Sports Authors Who Have Won Awards

The following authors have won awards for their work in the sports world:

Author Award
John Feinstein National Book Critics Circle Award
David Halberstam Pulitzer Prize
John Grisham Edgar Award
Michael Lewis Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Sports Authors Who Have Written Bestsellers

The following authors have written bestsellers in the sports world:

  • John Feinstein , whose book, A Season on the Brink, was a New York Times bestseller.
  • David Halberstam , whose book, Summer of '49, was a New York Times bestseller.
  • John Grisham , whose novel, Bleachers, was a New York Times bestseller.
  • Michael Lewis , whose book, Moneyball, was a New York Times bestseller.

Conclusion

Sports authors have made a lasting impact on the sports world. From classic authors to modern-day writers, this comprehensive guide to sports authors covers the best in the field. Whether they have won awards, written bestsellers, or made a lasting impact, these authors have all contributed to the sports world in their own unique way.