This fascinating and varied book celebrates Roger Robinson's equally varied career as writer, scholar, teacher, journalist, runner, announcer, and friend (etc). Some of the 52 contributions are memoirs of Roger in his many different aspects, but others are outstanding original work in literary scholarship, running journalism, sports history, theatre and opera history, biography, poetry, personal memoir, and much else. It is an important source book in several fields, as well as a richly entertaining (and eccentric) feast of great writing.
Running Writing Robinson, edited by David Carnegie, Paul Millar, David Norton, and Harry Ricketts, published by Victoria University Press, 2011. Reduced price for direct sale through this website US$20, NZ$25 + $5postage.
"Spirit of the Marathon: the Challenge and the Journey" Available Now
Like the movie, the book's focus is on Rome, one of the world's most atmospheric marathons.
Heroes and Sparrows (2011)
A new edition of a book that has been called "one of the best running books of all time," timed for the 25th anniversary of its first publication, and aimed at a new generation of runners.
Running Writing Robinson
Original work by leading running journalists, literary scholars, creative writers and runners celebrates Roger Robinson's varied career.
26.2 Marathon Stories26.2 Marathon Stories is, simply, the Book of the Marathon. It has been called one of the best five running books of all time
Running in Literature
From ancient Greece to the most recent running books, Robinson brings into the light a key part of the history and the living culture of running.
Heroes and Sparrows: a Celebration of Running (1986)
A collection of 32 articles on all aspects of running at the height of the 1980s boom. They take many forms - essays, memoirs, profiles, coaching articles, book reviews, even hilarious versions of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
and the poet Chaucer.