Night Games: A Journey to the Dark Side of Sport

Awards:   Shortlisted for British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015. Winner of British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015 Winner of British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015 (UK) Winner of British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015. Winner of British Sports Book Publishing Awards 2015 (UK) Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2014 Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2014.
Author:   Anna Krien
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9780224100038


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   06 August 2015
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Shortlisted for British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015.
  • Winner of British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015
  • Winner of British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015 (UK)
  • Winner of British Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2015.
  • Winner of British Sports Book Publishing Awards 2015 (UK)
  • Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2014
  • Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2014.

Overview

*Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014* What does a sportsman do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games. Night games with women. In the closely-knit world of top-level sport, what happens when the bonds that join teammates on the pitch twist into something darker after the final whistle? Night Games follows the rape trial of a young footballer. It is both a real-life courtroom drama and an exemplary piece of investigative journalism. Fearlessly and without prejudice, Anna Krien shines a light into the darkest recesses of sports culture.

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Author:   Anna Krien
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Yellow Jersey Press
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.203kg
ISBN:  

9780224100038


ISBN 10:   0224100033
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   06 August 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Extraordinary and necessary... Though it's an Australian story, it's relevant to all countries with testosterone-fuelled professional team sports that apparently encourage a sense of sexual entitlement -- Chris Maume Independent For every superstar, club CEO, boundary rider, bar-propper and park footballer, it should be mandatory reading. Sunday Age [Krien] writes honestly and brilliantly. Night Games is a book that was begging to be written. Readers should exult that Krien got there first. Big Issue One of the most incredible works of investigative non-fiction that I have ever read. Krien is nuanced and fiercely intelligent and every paragraph is addictive. Readings Monthly Heady mix of courtroom drama and narrative journalism... Not for the fainthearted, but highly compelling Shortlist


For every superstar, club CEO, boundary rider, bar-propper and park footballer, it should be mandatory reading. Sunday Age [Krien] writes honestly and brilliantly. Night Games is a book that was begging to be written. Readers should exult that Krien got there first. Big Issue One of the most incredible works of investigative non-fiction that I have ever read. Krien is nuanced and fiercely intelligent and every paragraph is addictive. Readings Monthly Fearless, balanced and powerful. Adelaide Advertiser Extraordinary and necessary... Though it's an Australian story, it's relevant to all countries with testosterone-fuelled professional team sports that apparently encourage a sense of sexual entitlement -- Chris Maume Independent


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Born in Australia in 1979, Anna Krien is an investigative reporter and prizewinning author of Into the Woods and Night Games, She is only the second woman to have won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, which she won for Night Games, which also won the British Sports Book Awards New Writer of the Year Award in 2015.

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