The Best American Sports Writing 2015

The Best American Sports Writing 2015

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The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year.

For twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the past year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Wright Thompson, many times included in this volume over the years, takes his turn at the helm by curating this exceptional collection. The only shared trait among these diverse pieces is the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, but collectively they tap into the pure passion that can only come from sports. And for all aspiring sports writers, says Thompson, “these selections are both road map and compass.”
The Best American Sports Writing 2015 includes
Don Van Natta Jr., Chris Ballard, Katie Baker, Christopher Beam, Wells Tower, Seth Wickersham, Ariel Levy
and others

WRIGHT THOMPSON, guest editor, started his sports writing career as a student at the University of Missouri, where he covered sports for the Columbia Missourian. He interned at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and worked as the LSU beat writer. He then moved to the Kansas City Star, where he covered a wide variety of sports. In 2006 he joined and ESPN: The Magazine as a senior writer. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

GLENN STOUT, series editor for The Best American Sports Writing since its inception, is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912. He serves as the long-form editor for SB Nation and lives in Alburgh, Vermont.

Baker & Taylor
Culled from hundreds of national, regional and specialty print and digital publications, a new collection showcases the greatest sports journalism from the past year. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Copyright Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780544340053
Branch Call Number: 796 BES 2015
Characteristics: xxv, 370 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Sports writing 2015


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Feb 11, 2016

I've read Best American Sports Writing through the years but this years (2016) edition was better than most.
All the stories kept my interest which I can't say about prior years. Good story selections by the editor


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