Saturday, October 28, 2006

The best sportswriting

Richard Whitehead, the deputy editor of books at the Times (London), named the six best William Hill Sports Book of the Year winners.

Here are three of Whitehead's picks:
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand (2001)

Written at the same cracking pace as the horse races she so dazzlingly re-creates.

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby (1992)

No one has captured better the sheer neurotic misery of fandom.

A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein (1995)

Diverse and anecdotal, Feinstein follows golf pros, both top players and journeymen, during a US tour season.

Click here to see the other three titles on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue