On Tuesday, PEN America announced that David Kindred ’63 won the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement in Literary Sports Writing. The award is given “to a living sports writer for literary merit and dedication to sports writing with keen knowledge, insight, and a literary voice.”
Kindred began his career at the Bloomington Pantagraph in 1959 after attending IWU. Since 1966, Kindred has written for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville Times, The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The National and Sporting News.
His work includes Heroes, Fools and Other Dreamers: A Sportswriter’s Gallery of Extraordinary People, Around the World in 18 Holes, For the Love of the Game: Women Who Go Toe-To-Toe With the Men, Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post The Fight to Keep a Great Newspaper Alive, and Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship.
Since 2010, Kindred has written an online blog about the Morton High School girls basketball team.
Read the article from the Chillicothe Times-Bulletin here: http://www.chillicothetimesbulletin.com/sports/20180207/dave-kindred-wins-pen-america-espn-lifetime-achievement-award-for-literary-sports-writing
Read more about the PEN America award winners here: https://pen.org/2018-lifetime-career-achievement-honorees/