Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Friday, 24 February 2012

The voice of sport

As the DMU website rightly states, it's a privilege to have Hugh McIlvanney, the only sportswriter to be named Britain's Journalist of the Year, coming to speak during Cultural eXchanges week.

At 78, he is still writing for The Sunday Times and is widely renowned among his peers as the greatest sports journalist of all time. Famous for his reporting of the classic 'Rumble In The Jungle' between Muhammad Ali and George Forman in 1974, his touching tribute to his great friend George Best and his biography of Sir Alex Ferguson, he really is the king of sports journalism.

Hugh will be speaking to DMU's Dick Holt on his extraodinary career on Tuesday 28th February at 5.30pm and I would recommend any aspiring sports journalists or fans to attend. Tickets can be bought here.

Rob Howard

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