Tucson Festival of Books

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.


Panelists
Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of seven books, including "Why We Love Baseball," "The Baseball 100" and "Paterno." He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by five different organizations and was called "contemporary sportswriting's biggest star" by The Wall Street Journal....

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Ron Rapoport

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....

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Books:
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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Why We Love Baseball
A History in 50 Moments
Joe Posnanski
Sports
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9780593472675
400 pages
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Frank Chance's Diamond
The Baseball Journalism of Ring Lardner
Ron Rapoport
Sports
Globe Pequot Press
January 2024
ISBN 9781493080991
264 pages
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