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Editor of Best American Sports Writing of 2018 Will Be...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Michael_ Gee, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    They should ask Bill Simmons, which would really piss him off because he's never been in it.

    I do like the idea of Joyce Carol Oates or some other novelist who is an avowed sports fan. Stephen King? I know, he's everywhere, but so is Joyce Carol Oates.

    At any rate, picking someone who didn't get their start in sports writing (which, I believe, would include Richard Ford, despite the name of his novel) would lead to inspired choices.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2019
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I've got pretty much all the BASW books (more out of habit than anything) and I'll admit I've never thought of the lack of female guest editors. But now that it's been mentioned, it bugs the heck out of me. Sally Jenkins is a no-brainer.
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  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Much more than a fan, Oates has written a great deal on boxing over the years.

    So has Katherine Dunn, a terrific if underrated novelist.
  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I don't need a Best of Boston Sports Writing. Nor does anyone else.
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  5. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Bitter ^^^^
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If you look at the list - I'd say almost a third have ties to the Boston area already.
  7. Dog8Cats

    Dog8Cats Active Member

    So had Katherine Dunn, a terrific if underrated novelist who died in 2016.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    That's right. Damn.

    I think I even knew that and forgot. Thanks for the reminder.

    Most famous for the novel "Geek Love," her boxing collection "One Ring Circus" is worth reading.


    I got to thinking about this a little. There are authors I'll always think of as young. Usually based, I guess, on the date of their breakthrough book. Katherine Dunn was one of these. She published "Geek Love" in her mid-40s, and that was how I always thought of her. She was 70 when she died. Jayne Anne Phillips is always the precocious mid-20s author of "Black Tickets." She's 66.

    Annie Proulx, 83, is forever in her late 40s. Same for Annie Dillard.

    Jonathan Safran Foer will probably be 25 for the rest of my life.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    David Foster Wallace will remain 46.
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