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Anton Rippon

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Full name Anton Rippon
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Columnist who can write on a wide range of subjects – sport, current affairs, nostalgia, look-at-life – in a whimsical, amusing and sometimes hard-hitting style. Can produce features on sport and nostalgia. Experienced author and publisher (ran his own book publishing company for 22 years) available for wide range of commissions and also book production for others.

Editorial work
Media outlets regularly worked for

Covered soccer for Sunday Telegraph before setting up own sports book publishing company. Sold that in 2003 to resume freelancing. Features in The Game (The Times), Guardian, Independent, Four-Four-Two. Weekly column in Derby Telegraph. Authored 30 books.

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    Last updated 29-11-2018 11:10


    Anton Rippon was born in Derby during the Second World War and grew up there.
    He has spent almost all his working life in the newspaper and publishing industry, including 10 years with the Derby Evening Telegraph and as a feature writer with the Nottingham Evening Post.
    He is the author of 30 books, mostly on sport but also on military history.
    His work has appeared in a wide range of national newspapers and magazines including The Times, Independent, Guardian, Sunday Telegraph and FourFourTwo and he has written radio documentaries for the BBC.
    He currently supplies articles on international sport to a US-based sports marketing website.
    In 1982, he founded Breedon Books, the sports and history publisher that he sold in 2003 to resume writing full-time.
    In 1993, the Derby County Former Professional Players' Association elected him an honorary member.
    He is also a member of the Sports Journalists' Association, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), the International Society of Olympic Historians and the Football Writers' Association.
    Honorary Masters degree from University of Derby for services to journalism.
    Columnist of the Year 2017 at the Midlands Media Awards