Davitt winner Anna Krien takes out $41,000 UK sports writing award

Submitted by Carmel on 30 November 2014 – 7:33pm


Anna Krien, who won the 2014 Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for True Crime has won the UK William Hill Sports Book of the Year, only the second woman to do so in the 26-year history of the award.

Her book Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport, about the rape trial of a young AFL footballer, beat six other nominees to the £26,000 ($41,000) prize.

“It’s not a celebratory book about sport,” she said. “It’s about the dark side of sport … it can be pretty ugly.”

Congratulations from Sisters in Crime Australia Anna.

Click here to read the Fairfax Media report.