Richard Askwith

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By Ivan Wise. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Author Richard Askwith discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Richard Askwith is author of six books, including the award-winning Feet in the Clouds (about fell-running); Today We Die A Little (an acclaimed biography of the Czechoslovak runner Emil Zátopek); and, most recently, Unbreakable: The Countess, the Nazis and the World’s Most Dangerous Horse Race, which won Biography of the Year at the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards. A former executive editor of The Independent, he has been a journalist for forty years and continues to earn much of his living from freelance feature-writing.

  1. Milada Horáková https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/long-reads/milada-horakova-czech-republic-communist-era-show-trial-a9517401.html
  2. La Commune https://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/03/movies/film-review-it-s-paris-in-1871-and-you-are-there.html
  3. The rich recreational potential of mud https://www.amazon.co.uk/Running-Free-Runners-Journey-Nature/dp/0224091964
  4. Sortition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sortition
  5. Frances Horovitz https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/category/frances-horovitz
  6. Lata Brandisová https://www.telegraph.co.uk/racing/2019/03/03/greatest-sports-story-never-told-woman-defied-nazis-win-toughest/

Bubbling under: Charles Webb https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/06/charles-webb-obituary


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