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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Night Games : Sex, Power and Sport
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'"The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad confirmed to journalists that they were preparing to question two Collingwood players ... And so, as police were confiscating bedsheets from a townhouse in South Melbourne, the trial by media began."

'What does a young footballer do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games. Night games with women. Sometimes these involve consensual sex, but sometimes they don’t, and sometimes they fall into a grey area.

'In the tradition of Helen Garner’s The First Stone comes a closely observed, controversial book about sex, consent and power. In Night Games, Anna Krien follows the rape trial of an Australian Rules footballer. She also takes a balanced and fearless look at the dark side of footy culture – the world of Sam Newman, Ricky Nixon, Matty Johns and the Cronulla Sharks.

'Both a courtroom drama and a riveting work of narrative journalism, this is a breakthrough book by one of the leading young lights of Australian writing.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2013 .
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      Extent: 270p.
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      • Published 26 March 2014
      ISBN: 9781863956017

Works about this Work

Skin in the Game Kylie Maslen , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , August 2018;

'As Australian women’s sport grows from strength to strength, more and more publishers are getting on board, with new journalism, essay collections and children’s fiction hitting the shelves. But who are these books for, and is the industry’s interest in women’s sport just another publishing fad?'

Truth on Trial Lou Heinrich , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 24 2016; (p. 141-149)
'How recent Australian true-crime books have rejected male authority in court narratives and explored 'truth' through feelings.' (141)
Melbourne Author Wins Sam Holden , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2014;
A Crippling Way to Be James Douglas , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 73 no. 1 2014; (p. 68-75)
Literary Christmas Presents : Benjamin Law on Night Games Bethanie Blanchard , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 December 2013;
Sex and Power in Football and Politics Barry Gittins , Jen Vuk , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 28 June vol. 23 no. 12 2013; (p. 3-5) Eureka Street : Best of 2013 , 5 January 2014;

— Review of Night Games : Sex, Power and Sport Anna Krien , 2013 single work prose
[Untitled] David Sornig , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 401 2013; (p. 18)

— Review of Night Games : Sex, Power and Sport Anna Krien , 2013 single work prose
Football, Sex and Narrative Stephanie Honor Convery , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2013;

— Review of Night Games : Sex, Power and Sport Anna Krien , 2013 single work prose
The Grey Zone Deb Waterhouse-Watson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2013;

— Review of Night Games : Sex, Power and Sport Anna Krien , 2013 single work prose
Author Anna Krien Talks Night Games Jane Howard , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Artery , July 2013;
Literary Christmas Presents : Benjamin Law on Night Games Bethanie Blanchard , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 December 2013;
A Crippling Way to Be James Douglas , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 73 no. 1 2014; (p. 68-75)
Melbourne Author Wins Sam Holden , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2014;
Truth on Trial Lou Heinrich , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 24 2016; (p. 141-149)
'How recent Australian true-crime books have rejected male authority in court narratives and explored 'truth' through feelings.' (141)
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