Tim Crothers

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Tim Crothers is an American author. He was the former senior writer at Sports Illustrated[1] He has authored The Queen of Katwe,[2] a book about the Ugandan junior woman chess master Phiona Mutesi. This book was selected by Dave Eggers for Best American Nonrequired Reading and favorably reviewed by The Washington Post.

He also co-authored Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court,[3] which rose to #15 on The New York Times Best Seller list.[4] This book is a biography of Roy Williams (who also co-authored the book). Williams was the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach and became the highest winning percentage among all active college coaches.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Tim Crothers. "Tim Crothers Author Bio". Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster: Tim Crothers: 9781451657814: Amazon.com: Books. Amazon.com. 2012-10-09. ISBN 1451657811. 
  3. ^ Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court: Tim Crothers: 1565129598: Amazon.com: Books. Amazon.com. ISBN 1565129598. 
  4. ^ "Dec. 6, 2009 New York Times Best Sellers list". Retrieved September 3, 2013. 

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