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A Sports Novel from Across the Pond


The Millions explores a different series of sports writing in this in-depth essay on “Cricket’s Rich Literary Vein.”

Elizabeth Minkel looks specifically at just a couple books but broadly explains cricket’s logical place in literature: “It seems that the most successful sports novels are those that can exist within these big narratives, regardless of the relative popularity of the sport: horse racing—a dying industry propped up by its own history—sits at one end of the spectrum, while soccer—living, breathing, and still rapidly growing—sits at the other, but great novels have been written about both.”