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Wimbledon Players Can Be Faulted For Their Reading Habits

Posted at 7:12AM Monday 23 Jun 2014

Wimbledon begins this week, and the prospect of a champion who champions reading seems as remote as ever. Martin Amis, Geoff Dyer, Sebastian Faulks, David Foster Wallace, Sophie Kinsella (as Madeleine Wickham), John le Carré and Lionel Shriver are among the novelists who've written about tennis, but their efforts have evidently made no impression on the sport's elite, who tend to cite YA fantasy fiction, Dan Brown or Paulo Coelho when asked to name a favourite book.


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