Ronald Reng

Ronald Reng is a German sports journalist and author. Of his books, two have been translated to English and both of them have been honored with book awards in the UK. ''The Keeper of Dreams'', the story of the German goalkeeper Lars Leese who ended up playing for Barnsley Football Club in the Premier League, won the ''Sports Book of the Year Award'' in 2004. It was the first foreign book to win the award. Reng's biography of the late German national goalkeeper Robert Enke, ''A Life too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke'' was voted William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2011. Reng was the first non-English speaking author in 23 years to win the award. In Germany, Reng won seven times, between 2001 and 2010, the award for the best sports story of the year by the Association of German Sports Writers. In 2010 he was awarded the ''Dietrich Oppenberg Media Award'' "for outstanding journalistic contributions to promote the culture of reading."

His book, "A Life too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke" was named Sports Book of the Year 2015 in Polish Sports Book Awards (Sportowa Książka Roku). Provided by Wikipedia
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Year: 2018
Publisher: Piper Verlag
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