Sportswriting

IB English A: Language & Literature: Sportswriting

In Richard Ford’s excellent 1986 novel The Sportswriter readers were introduced for the first time to the fictional character of Frank Bascombe. Frank would reappear, to date, in three subsequent novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1995 novel, Independence Day. The first novel in the Bascombe quartet centres on Frank’s unravelling following the death of his son. Readers who come to the novel expecting it...


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