About Dave Kindred
Dave Kindred is a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. He is a winner of sports journalism's highest honor, the Red Smith Award, given by the Associated Press Sports Editors for lifetime achievement in the craft. He is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame. He has sat in the sunlight with Muhammad Ali and the moonlight with Charlize Theron. He still hasn't climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, but he's staying in (sorta kinda decent) shape in case someone wants to pull him up the last quarter-mile of scree.
Kindred has been a columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The National Sports Daily, Sporting News, and Golf Digest. He is a director of Indiana University's National Sports Journalism Center and an adjunct professor at Bradley University and his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan University
He has written nine books. For "Around the World in 18 Holes," Kindred flew 37,319 miles to 21 countries on four continents with his sports-writing pal, Tom Callahan. An envious colleague called the trip "the mother of all boondoggles." Co-author Callahan said, "We prefer to think of it as a calling from God." (Yes, 'twas.) Kindred's admiration of Ali and his tolerance of Howard Cosell's posturings provided the narrative threads for "Sound and Fury," the only dual biography of the great men. His latest book is "Morning Miracle: Inside The Washington Post: A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life."
Kindred and his high-school sweetheart, Cheryl, live between cornfields in central Illinois. Follow him on Twitter @DaveKindred.