KAREN CROUSE has been a sportswriter with The New York Times since 2005, and in that time she has distinguished herself with human-interest stories about athletes such as the NFL receiver who was sexually abused as a child; the football defensive back whose mother is a missing person; and prominent female pro athletes trying to figure out how to fit motherhood into their prime earning years. Crouse covered Michael Phelps’s record eight-gold-medal performance at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after which Times editor Bill Keller wrote, “Crouse’s epic journey ends in perfection; Phelps got the chronicler he deserved.” Her features have been recognized several times in The Best American Sports Writing collections and her work has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Green Eyeshade, and the National Sportswriters Association. NORWICH, Crouse’s first book, which tells the tale of a small Vermont town that has produced a surprising number of Olympic athletes, will be published in January 2018.
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