Alyson Rudd is a writer with The Times who writes about sport, mainly football, and literature in the book club section. She was born in Liverpool in 1963 and grew up in rural Lancashire. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics but began her career in fashion before becoming a financial journalist. She started on sports journalism in 1992. She was an enthusiastic footballer with Leyton Orient Ladies. She is married, has two sons and lives in West London.
- Matthew Harding: Pursuing the Dream Mainstream Publishing (16 Oct 1997) ISBN 1-85158-957-0 (biography of Matthew Harding
- Astroturf Blonde Headline Book Publishing; (5 Aug 1999) ISBN 0-7472-6093-1