In the four months since I reviewed The Best American Sports Writing 2003, I spent most nights reading a collection of HP Lovecraft horror stories. And after slogging through some very, very slow-paced stories about monsters, I decided to return to non-fiction with The Best American Sports Writing 2013.
Finishing the volume in at most a month, BASW 2013 was a breath of fresh air to a mind altogether exhausted by stories of nameless horrors with names impossible to pronounce.
Here’s my review of BASW 2013, which had Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer as its editor.
Sorry this is a few days late — I joined a Monday-night Ultimate league in Tulsa this summer, and when you’ve played four hours of Ultimate and then driven 1.5 hours to get home, the last thing you want to do is blog.
Looking back on June, I’m kinda surprised at how many stories I actually wrote. June and July are kinda dead months in this area (with the exception of the week-long Jr. Sunbelt Classic baseball tournament), so to produce this much local content is quite satisfying.
As for this roundup’s late publication, I’ll make it up to you all with a new Best American Sports Writing volume review sometime in the next week. And it’ll be about the latest BASW volume, no less!