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It Takes Balls
Code: 85  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Chad Harbach, Malcolm Knox, Gideon Haigh (facilitator)
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Cricket and baseball are games that require psychological stamina as well as physical prowess, and both have attracted extensive literary coverage well beyond the sports pages. Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) and Malcolm Knox (The Life) have each written great novels about ball sports. They talk to Gideon Haigh.

Malcolm Knox (Australian)

Malcolm Knox is the author of 13 books, eight of which are non-fiction, covering subjects as diverse as sport, the criminal jury system, illicit drugs and Australian history. As a journalist he has twice won Walkley Awards, won a Human Rights Award and was runner-up in the Graham Perkin Award for Australian Journalist of the Year. He has worked for The Sydney Morning Herald since 1994, as well as contributing to publications in Australia and overseas. He lives in Sydney.

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Gideon Haigh (Australian)

Gideon Haigh has been writing about sport, business and social history for more than 20 years. He wrote regularly for The Guardian during the 2006-07 Ashes series. He has written or edited more than 20 books, the most recent of which is The Office: A hardworking history.

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Chad Harbach (International)

Chad Harbach is the author of one of the most talked about novels of 2011, The Art of Fielding. He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Harvard in 1997. He was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where he received an MFA in Fiction in 2004. He is currently the executive editor of n+1, which he co-founded, and lives in Brooklyn.

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