Authors of the books featured on our front page (as well as Jonah Keri)
will be speaking spoke at a free Gelf event in New York on Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. Come Thanks for coming by the Happy Ending Lounge to hear writers Steven Goldman, Jonah Keri, Curt Smith, and van den Heuvel read from and discuss their writing. See Keith Huang's and Jason Fry's photos of the event.
Gelf is featuring interviews with all four writers. Click on authors' names for the interview:
May 2: Mike Freeman, author of Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero; Jeremy Schaap, author of Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics; and Michael Weinreb, author of The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Genuises Who Make Up America's Top High School Chess Team.
June 6: Rus Bradburd, author of Paddy on the Hardwood: A Journey in Irish Hoops; Donald Evans, author of Good Money After Bad; and Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly, author of Sports Illustrated: Hate Mail from Cheerleaders and Other Adventures from the Life of Reilly.
July 5: Jim Gorant, author of Fanatic: Ten Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die; John Heidenry, author of The Gashouse Gang: How Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin, and Their Colorful, Come-from-Behind Ball Club Won the World Seriesand America's HeartDuring the Great Depression; and other authors TBA.
Note: July's Varsity Letters event occurs on the first Thursday of the month, because the first Wednesday is the 4th.