About the Author
WILL SWANTON has been an award-winning sports writer for 15 years. He's written for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers. He has received the Australian Sports Commission's award for the best contribution to the coverage of sport by an individual. He's been published by Australian Associated Press, Reuters, Agence-France Press, Wisden, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post and The New York Times. His photographs have been published by Reuters and The Australian. He's twice featured in Best Australian Sports-Writing compilations and has travelled extensively to report on the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Australia's Test and World Cup cricket campaigns, Test and State of Origin rugby league, Bledisloe Cup rugby, all four major tennis championships and the Association of Surfing Professionals world championship tour. His other books are: Ian Thorpe: Early Days, Some Day, Murderball, The Mighty Mullygrubber Malone, A Better Life (with Craig Hamilton) and The Slams. BRENT READ is a sports writer for The Australian newspaper. He has covered golf both in Australia and overseas, as well as other major events such as the Olympic Games. This is his first book.