Articles by Benjamin Markovits
Who’s the best worst player you can get?
I'll be cheering on Tiger Woods at the Open—and so will you
In sport the only thing that works is constant, relentless, completely excessive effort and concentration. And sometimes that doesn’t work either
Benjamin Markovits / May 8, 2019
Watching sport is like eating fibre—it does no harm and it cleans out the system
Best to watch, best to play, the sport that draws the best talent, which people are best at—it's tricky to decide which sport is "best"
Sports provide a case study in what happens when we prioritise ourselves—or the team
Benjamin Markovits / January 31, 2019
Athletes don't find it easy to give up their sport—you have a lot of life left
The challenge of writing about sport is that you have to adapt its language, which has become increasingly technical, jargony and numbers-driven
Can we grade works of fiction? Novelist and short story prize judge Benjamin Markovits thinks we can—and tells us how
Benjamin Markovits / November 13, 2018
Intellectual arguments can end with both people thinking they won. Sport is different.