Meet the Author — Tim Crothers

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Refreshments: 3:30    Program: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B
Free and open to the public

Tim Crowther’s latest book The Queen of Katwe is the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the poorest slums of Uganda, who — inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary — has become an international chess champion.

The Queen of Katwe has been selected by Dave Eggers for Best Americancrowther_6311205 Nonrequired Reading, and the original article for ESPN was nominated for a 2012 National Magazine Award.

Tim Crothers is a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated who is currently a journalism professor and a freelance sportswriter at UNC-CH. He is also the author of The Man Watching, a biography of Anson Dorrance, the legendary coach of the UNC-CH women’s soccer team, and co-author of Hard Work, the autobiography of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams.  He lives in Chapel Hill.

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