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Brin-Jonathan Butler
Brin-Jonathan Butler with Cuban Boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux
Brin-Jonathan Butler with Cuban Boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux
Born1979
OccupationJournalist
NationalityCanadian[1]

Brin-Jonathan Butler (born 1979) is a freelance journalist, Amazon interviewer, filmmaker and host of the podcast Tourist Information.[2] His work has been published in The Classical,[3] The Rumpus[4], Harper's, The Daily Beast, Vice, ESPN The Magazine, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post and Salon.com.[5] His book A Cuban Boxer's Journey was published 2014. The Domino Diaries was published in 2015. The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again was published in 2018 and longlisted for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize.[6]

Butler has a forthcoming documentary film, Split-Decision, examining Cuban-American relations.[7]

Butler is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and PEN America.[citation needed]

Butler is also a member of Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a respected international boxing rankings organization that was formed in 2012.[8]

Publications

Books

A Cuban Boxer's Journey: Guillermo Rigondeaux, from Castro's Traitor to American Champion, 2014, Picador:[9] a biography on Guillermo Rigondeaux

The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba, 2015, Picador:[10] a memoir of time in Cuba living and training with Olympic boxing coaches. The Domino Diaries was on The Boston Globe's list of Best Books of 2015[11] and was shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing in 2016.[12]

The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again, 2018, Simon & Schuster. Longlisted for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize.[13][14]

Kindle Singles

Errol Morris: The Kindle Singles Interview, 2015 [15]

Mike Tyson: The Kindle Singles Interview, 2014 [16]

Articles

ESPN

  • What More Could Have Angulo Given Us? [17]
  • Donaire-Rigondeaux Full of Promises [18]
  • This Way Out: Inside the High Paced Underground Economy of Smuggling Champion Boxers [19]
  • Donaire-Rigondeaux Full of Promise [18]

Salon

  • Sparring with Mike Tyson [20]
  • The Way We Left Cuba [21]
  • Cuba's Forgotten Champ [22]

SBNation

  • Requiem for a Welterweight [23]
  • Training Pampered Motherfuckers: Eric Kelly Schools the 1% [24]
  • Gold in the Mud [25]
  • Hero's for Sale: The Agony of the Cuban Athlete [26]
  • After the Fall: 25 Years after Mike Tyson lost to Buster Douglas, why do we still have sympathy for the devil? [27]
  • "Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The Poison Oasis" [28]

Vice

  • The Horrors of Staying in Touch on Facebook [29]

Aljazeera

  • Hurricane Carter's Obituary

References

  1. ^ Butler, Brin-Jonathan (2015). The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba. Macmillan. ISBN 9781250043702.
  2. ^ "Tourist Information podcast: Mike Sager". The Ring. 2020-05-22. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  3. ^ "The Happiest Man in the World". theclassical.org.
  4. ^ "Tourist Information". The Rumpus.net.
  5. ^ "Brin-Jonathan Butler's Sportswriter Profile". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "/R E P E A T -- RBC Taylor Prize 2020 Longlist Revealed/". Benzinga. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  7. ^ S.L. Price
  8. ^ "MEMBERS Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". tbrb.org. Retrieved 2014-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Amazon.com: A Cuban Boxer's Journey: Guillermo Rigondeaux, from Castro's Traitor to American Champion (Kindle Single) eBook: Brin-Jonathan Butler: Kindle Store". amazon.com.
  10. ^ "Amazon.com: The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba (9781250043702): Brin-Jonathan Butler: Books". amazon.com.
  11. ^ "The best books of 2015 - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  12. ^ "2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing | PEN American Center". www.pen.org. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  13. ^ "/R E P E A T -- RBC Taylor Prize 2020 Longlist Revealed/". Benzinga. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  14. ^ "Amazon.com: The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again: Brin-Jonathan Butler: Books". amazon.com.
  15. ^ "Amazon.com: Errol Morris: The Kindle Singles Interview : Brin-Jonathan Butler: Books". amazon.com.
  16. ^ "Amazon.com: Mike Tyson: The Kindle Singles Interview: Brin-Jonathan Butler: Books". amazon.com.
  17. ^ "What more could Angulo have given us?". ESPN.com.
  18. ^ a b "Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux promises all fans want in a fight". ESPN.com.
  19. ^ "The high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion Cuban boxers - ESPN The Magazine". ESPN.com.
  20. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Sparring with Mike Tyson". salon.com.
  21. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "The way we left Cuba". salon.com.
  22. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Cuba's forgotten champ". salon.com.
  23. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Requiem for a welterweight". SBNation.com. Vox Media.
  24. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Training pampered motherf---ers". SBNation.com. Vox Media.
  25. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler and Kurt Emhoff. "Gold In the Mud". SBNation.com. Vox Media.
  26. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Héroes for Sale". SBNation.com. Vox Media.
  27. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "After the Fall". SBNation.com. Vox Media.
  28. ^ sbnation. com/a/pacquiao-mayweather-fight Archived October 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  29. ^ "The Horrors of Staying in Touch on Facebook". VICE.

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