Tucson Festival of Books

Ben Rothenberg



C Robert Prange

Lynn and Leonard Snyder

Ben Rothenberg is a sportswriter from Washington, D.C. He has covered Naomi Osaka around the world since she emerged onto the WTA Tour in 2014, both in print for The New York Times and on his podcast, "No Challenges Remaining." His work has focused on the intersections of social and cultural issues in tennis. He is a senior editor for Racquet magazine, and has appeared frequently as a tennis expert on international networks such as CNN, the BBC and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. With an eye for finding stories and dogged determination as a reporter, Rothenberg has become by many metrics the world’s leading tennis journalist, including on Twitter, where he has more than 130,000 followers. His book is "Naomi Osaka." 

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Scheduled events:
Tennis Champions
What makes for tennis greats on and off the courts?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sally Jacobs, Ben Rothenberg
Moderator: Caitlin Schmidt
The Price of Fame
Biographers explore themes of race and culture in the lives and careers of tennis stars Althea Gibson and Naomi Osaka, and WWII Marine hero Ira Hayes.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tom Holm, Sally Jacobs, Ben Rothenberg
Moderator: Patty Machelor

Book:
Naomi Osaka
Her Journey to Finding Her Power and Her Voice
Sports
Penguin
January 2024
ISBN 9780593472439
448 pages
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