Chris Bachelder

Finalist, 2016 National Book Awards

Chris Bachelder is the author of Bear v. Shark, U.S.!, and Abbott Awaits. His fiction and essays have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Believer, and the Paris Review. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Cincinnati, where he teaches at the University of Cincinnati.
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The Throwback Special

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ISBN 9780393249460 W. W. Norton & Company

Here is the absorbing story of twenty-two men who gather every fall to painstakingly reenact what ESPN called “the most shocking play in NFL history” and the Washington Redskins dubbed the “Throwback Special”: the November 1985 play in which the Redskins’ Joe Theismann had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants live on Monday Night Football. More about this book >

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Chris Bachelder reads from The Throwback Special, 2016 NBAs Finalists Reading

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Chris Bachelder

Chris Bachelder is the author of Bear v. SharkU.S.!, and Abbott Awaits. His fiction and essays have appeared in McSweeney’sThe Believer, and the Paris Review. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Cincinnati, where he teaches at the University of Cincinnati.

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