Who Are Some of the Best Sports Authors?
It's a fair question, and one that begs an answer. For a lot people, a book's title is secondary to who wrote it?
Growing up, my mother read Danielle Steele books because she enjoyed that style of writing. More specifically, she liked Danielle Steele.
The authors below have all left a legacy with their storytelling, wit, and passion for what they do. While some have written more books than others, what's consistent is their ability to drive interest and engagement.
Halberstam was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who wrote extensively about sports, including books on the NBA, MLB, and NFL. His book, "The Breaks of the Game" made our list of basketball books to read in 2023 here.
Simmons is a sports journalist and author who has written several books on sports, including "The Book of Basketball," a comprehensive guide to the history of the NBA.
Lewis is a bestselling author whose sports books include "Moneyball," the story of how the Oakland A's used data analysis to build a competitive baseball team on a small budget, and "The Blind Side," the story of football player Michael Oher. "Moneyball" made our list of top 10 sports books here.
Feinstein is a sports journalist and author who has written several books on golf, basketball, and other sports. We wrote about Feinstein in more detail in this blog post.
Maraniss is a journalist and author who has written several books on sports, including "When Pride Still Mattered," a biography of football coach Vince Lombardi.
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John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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