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*Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014* Sex, celebrity, and power come together in a critically lauded, true-life courtroom drama centring on a rape case in the world of top-level sport.

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Born in Australia in 1979, Anna Krien is an investigative reporter and prizewinning author of Into the Woods and Night Games, She is only the second woman to have won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, which she won for Night Games, which also won the British Sports Book Awards New Writer of the Year Award in 2015.


This is powerful, important writing, and Krien shows her workings throughout -- Tim Lewis * Observer *
Haunting ... arresting... devastating. A challenging, necessary assault on misogynistic "jock culture". Its arrival in Britain could hardly be more appositely timed in light of the Ched Evans case * The Times *
Jaw-dropping ... illuminating. Krien shines a light inside the locker room and beyond. * Sport Magazine *
It is a challenging, sometimes jarring but necessary assault on misogynistic "jock culture" -- Matt Dickinson * The Times *
Extraordinary and necessary... Though it's an Australian story, it's relevant to all countries with testosterone-fuelled professional team sports that apparently encourage a sense of sexual entitlement -- Chris Maume * Independent *
Krien finds no neat answers in Night Games, only grey areas, but it is the wisdom and balance of her writing that capitvates -- Simon Briggs * Daily Telegraph *
Sobering and necessary -- Ben East * Metro *
For every superstar, club CEO, boundary rider, bar-propper and park footballer, it should be mandatory reading. * Sunday Age *
[Krien] writes honestly and brilliantly. Night Games is a book that was begging to be written. Readers should exult that Krien got there first. * Big Issue *
One of the most incredible works of investigative non-fiction that I have ever read. Krien is nuanced and fiercely intelligent and every paragraph is addictive. * Readings Monthly *

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