John Feinstein is the author of 42 books, including the two best-selling sports books of all time: “A Season on The Brink,” and “A Good Walk Spoiled,” both No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Twelve of his books have been mysteries written for kids. The first of these, “Last Shot,” won The Edgar Allen Poe Award for mystery writing and was also a New York Times bestseller. His most recent non-fiction book, “The Backroads to March,” was his 24th New York Times bestseller. His 36th book, “The Legends Club,” chronicles the rivalries and relationships among Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith and Jim Valvano.
In addition to his books, John also works for The Washington Post and is a contributor to Golf Digest, Army Football radio network and UMBC basketball. He has been inducted into The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; The National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame; The U.S. Basketball Writer’s Hall of Fame and the Greater D.C. Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
He is a graduate of Duke University and lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife Christine and has three children: Danny, Brigid and Jane.