Tucson Festival of Books

Tennis Champions


What makes for tennis greats on and off the courts?


Panelists
Sally Jacobs

Sally H. Jacobs is a former reporter for the Boston Globe and winner of both the coveted George Polk Award and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting with the Globe newsroom. She is the author of "The Other Barack," a biography of Barack Obama’s father....

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Ben Rothenberg

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....

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Books:
Althea
The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson
Sally Jacobs
Sports
St. Martin's Publishing Group
August 2023
ISBN 9781250246554
464 pages
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The Right Call
What Sports Teach Us About Work and Life
Sally Jenkins
Sports
Simon and Schuster
June 2023
ISBN 9781982122553
272 pages
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Naomi Osaka
Her Journey to Finding Her Power and Her Voice
Ben Rothenberg
Sports
Penguin
January 2024
ISBN 9780593472439
448 pages
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