The Sportswriter is a 1986 novel by Richard Ford, and the first of four books of fiction to feature the protagonist Frank Bascombe. In The Sportswriter, Bascombe is portrayed as a failed novelist turned sportswriter who undergoes an existential crisis following the death of his son.
Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith (September 25, 1905 – January 15, 1982) was an American sportswriter.Smith’s journalistic career spans over five decades and his work influenced an entire generation of writers.
- Phyllis Warner Weiss
Wendell Smith (March 23, 1914 – November 26, 1972) was an African American sportswriter who was influential in the choice of Jackie Robinson to become the first African American player in Major League Baseball in the 20th century.
Dick Young (October 17, 1917 – August 30, 1987) was an American sportswriter best known for his direct and abrasive style, and his 45-year association with the New York Daily News. He was elected to the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978, and was a former president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America .
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- August 30, 1987 (aged 69)
- New York Daily News
Sports journalism is a form of writing that reports on matters pertaining to sporting topics and competitions.Sports Journalism started in the early 1800s when it was targeted to the social elite and has transitioned into an integral part of the news business with newspapers having dedicated sports sections.
Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories.
Paul Lionel Zimmerman (October 23, 1932 – November 1, 2018) known to readers as "Dr. Z", was an American football sportswriter and former player who wrote for the weekly magazine Sports Illustrated, as well as the magazine's website, SI.com.
Peter King (born June 10, 1957) is an American sportswriter. He wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1989 to 2018, including the weekly multiple-page column Monday Morning Quarterback. He is the author of five books, including Inside the Helmet. He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year three times.
Define sportswriter. sportswriter synonyms, sportswriter pronunciation, sportswriter translation, English dictionary definition of sportswriter. n. A person who writes about sports, especially for a newspaper or magazine. sports′writ′ing n. n. a journalist who reports on sporting events....
Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host. He was best known as the presenter of the television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show .