Kieran Pender

Kieran Pender reviews 'Crossing the Line: How Australian cricket lost its way' by Gideon Haigh

Kieran Pender
08 October 2018

‘To me,’ Shane Warne once said, ‘cricket is a simple game.’ Australia’s best-ever bowler may not be a renowned sporting philosopher, but his words echo throughout Gideon Haigh’ More

Kieran Pender reviews 'The Long Hangover: Putin’s new Russia and the ghosts of the past' by Shaun Walker

Kieran Pender
05 March 2018

Winston Churchill once famously said of Russia: ‘It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.’ The aphorism is still cited regularly today by analysts and commentators confuse More

'When sport and politics collide' by Kieran Pender

Kieran Pender
16 November 2017

Politicians in ancient Greece were well acquainted with the alluring intersection between sport and politics. Alcibiades, an ambitious aristocrat, entered seven chariots in the 416 More