Tucson Festival of Books

Ron Rapoport


Radiology Ltd

Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 20 years and served as the sports commentor for NPR’s Weekend Edition for two decades. The winner of the 2015 Ring Lardner Award for excellence in sports journalism, he has written more than a dozen books about sports and entertainment. His latest book is "Frank Chance's Diamond:The Baseball Journalism of Ring Lardner." He lives in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Awards: Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism, National Headliner Award for Consistently Outstanding Sports Journalism


Scheduled events:
Friends and Sponsors only: Hot Off The Press
Sponsors and Friends of the Festival are invited to a books launch party with authors in attendance.

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 200, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Marie Arana, Cara Black, C.J. Box, Alisyn Camerota, Margot Douaihy, Rajani LaRocca, Laura McNeal, Zibby Owens, Ron Rapoport, Deborah Taffa, Moses Utomi, Tia Williams
Loving Baseball
Hear about America's joyful, long-time love affair with the game of baseball.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Posnanski, Ron Rapoport, Mark Stevens
Moderator: Michael Guymon
Celebrated Sports Writers
Raise your hand if you want to hear some of today's best sports writers offer insights on their craft and the people they've written about.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Posnanski, Ron Rapoport
Moderator: Ryan Finley

Books:
Frank Chance's Diamond
The Baseball Journalism of Ring Lardner
Sports
Globe Pequot Press
January 2024
ISBN 9781493080991
264 pages

Let's Play Two
The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks
Sports
Hachette Books
March 2020
ISBN 9780316318624
Paperback, 464 pages