Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Ron Borges

Events: How the NFL Became the Sports Phenomenon It Is Today

Book: Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America's Game

Ron Borges is a sportswriter for the Boston Herald. He has written for the Boston Globe, and was a regular guest on Michael Felger’s radio show The Mike Felger Show, which aired on 890 ESPN until July 2008. Borges was a regular contributor to the’s Boxing website until 2008 and also writes for The Sweet Science, a boxing website.

Borges has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by the National Association of Sportswriters and Sports Broadcasters five times since 1999. He also holds the record for most first prizes and overall awards in the annual competition of the Professional Boxing Writers Association. He has also been awarded a half dozen writing awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors’ annual competition and his work has been included in the annual anthology “Best Sports Stories” eight times. He has been awarded either a first or second prize 20 times in writing competitions held by the Professional Football Writers Association as well, including multiple awards in the same year three times. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Nat Fleischer Award for boxing journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America.