Local Author: Roland Lazenby
Coming October 24 from Roanoke's Roland Lazenby -- Magic: The Life of Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Wytheville native and former Roanoke Times sports writer, Roland Lazenby releases his latest epic basketball biography this fall with an in-depth look at Magic Johnson. Lazenby has published more than 50 books including Michael Jordan: The Life (2014), and Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant (2016), Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls (1998), Mad Games and The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant (2000). HIs work encompasses the human stories are core to sports, giving readers a view into the heroes of the sports the world knows and loves.
Lazenby's Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant was shortlisted for the 2017 Cross Sports Book Awards Best Biography of the Year and was descibed as "complex, engaging picture of one of the NBA's greats" by Kurt Heln of NBC Sports.