The Best American Sports Writing

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The Best American Sports Writing

By Jane Leavy (Editor); Glenn Stout (Editor)

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780547336961, 350pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011


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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind.
"The Best American Sports Writing 2011" includes
Paul Solotaroff, Sally Jenkins, Wells Tower, John McPhee, David Dobbs, Wright Thompson, P. J. O Rourke, Selena Roberts, and others

About the Author
Jane Leavy is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of Sandy Koufax and the comic novel Squeeze Play, called the best novel ever written about baseball by Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Washington, D.C.

GLENN STOUTis the author of Young Woman and the Seaand Fenway 1912.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011

From the death of a Georgian luger at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to the mechanics of hockey fights, the best sportswriting can inspire a range of human emotion. Jane Leavy, editor of The Best American Sports Writing 2011 anthology, joins NPR's Neal Conan to share some of her favorite sports stories. More at

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