The Best Ever Australian Sports Writing
A 200 Year Collection
The best of Australian sports writing, past and present.
From the Dove and the Don to football's tribal passions; from legends and larrikins to the coming of the corporate box; from Olympic champions to the wry side of sport - this collection presents an array of inspired writing.
David Headon, noted scholar of Australian sport and avid fan of great sports writing, has searched high and low to find writing that sings and crackles, that celebrates both sporting and verbal prowess. Contributors include many of Australia's best-known writers. As they depict the heroes and highlights of our sporting history, we see how sport has brought us together and shown us at our best.
Contributors include: Martin Flanagan, Geoffrey Bolton, Wendy Harmer, Jack Fingleton, Sir Robert Menzies, John Birmingham, Gideon Haigh, Kate Fitzpatrick, Arthur Mailey, Banjo Paterson, C.J. Dennis, Bill O'Reilly, Alex Buzo, Philip Derriman, Don Bradman, Marcus Clarke, Manning Clark, Bruce Dawe, Garrie Hutchinson, Christos Tsiolkas, Brian Matthews, Kenneth Slessor, Ray Robinson, Richard Yallop, Roy Masters, Clive James, Michael McGirr, Barry Dickens, Frank Hyde, H.G. Nelson, Roy Slaven, Bob Dwyer, R.S. Whitington, Dorothy Porter, Thomas Keneally and David Williamson.