Tim Crothers

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Tim Crothers is a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion and The Man Watching, the biography of University of North Carolina women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance, and coauthor of Hard Work, the autobiography of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.

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The Queen of Katwe


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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, directed by Mira Nair. The “astonishing” (The New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf Awareness) true story of Phiona Mutesi—a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda.

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Reading, Q&A, Signing
Chapel Hill local and UNC professor Tim Crothers will discuss the new edition of THE QUEEN OF KATWE, soon to hit theaters in Disney's adaptation starring David Oyelewo and Lupita Nyong'o
3522 Wade Ave
Ridgewood Shopping Center
Raleigh, NC 27607
SEP 11