Sports at the Tucson Festival of Books: Dan Patrick headlines

Sports at the Tucson Festival of Books

Sports-themed discussions/panels with the following authors:


Joel H. Cohenlong time TV/screenwriter with ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, more

Co-author: “The sometimes accurate annals of football: the best players, plays, scandals and mistakes of the NFL (plus things we have completely invented)

• Saturday, 1 p.m.: “Plezie with football”

• Saturday, 4 p.m.: “A pen dipped in humor”


James R. HansenEmeritus professor of History at Auburn University

Author: Completely MAD: The epic story of the race to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat

• Sunday, 1 p.m.: “History in the hard way”

• Sunday, 4 p.m.: “British Who Dared


Sally JacobsPulitzer Prize, George Polk Award winner, breaking news reporting, Boston Globe

Author: Althea: the life of tennis champion Althea Gibson

• Saturday, 11.30 am: “Tennis champions”

• Saturday, 4 p.m.: “The price of fame”


Then Patrickprominent sports broadcaster and television presenter

Co-author: “The sometimes accurate annals of football: the best players, plays, scandals and mistakes of the NFL (plus things we have completely invented)

• Saturday, 1 p.m.: “Plezie with football”

• Saturday 4 p.m.: “Then measure Patrick”


Joe Posnanskifive-time “National Sports Writer of the Year”

Author: “Why we love baseball”

• Saturday, 2.30 pm: “Loving baseball”

• Sunday, 1 p.m.: “Celebrated Sportswriters”


Ron Rapaportformer Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist, former NPR sports commentator

Author: “Frank Chance’s Diamond: Ring Lardner’s Baseball Journalism”

• Saturday: 2.30 pm: “Loving baseball”

• Sunday: 1 p.m.: “celebrated sportswriters”


Ben Rothenbergsports journalist, editor-in-chief, Racquet Magazine

Author: “Naomi Osaka”

• Saturday, 11.30 am: “Tennis champions”

• Saturday, 4 p.m.: “The price of fame”


Mark Stevensauthor, reporter, national television news producer

Author: “De Vuurbol”

Saturday, 2.30 pm: “Loving baseball”

• Sunday, 10.00 am: “Workshop: the power of the now”


Please note: sessions are free, but some may ‘sell out’. Visit tucsonfestivalofbooks.org for information on reserving available seats for a particular session.

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