Hugh McIlvanney: a night at the Algonquin with the master of prose

27 January 2019 08:00
Hugh McIlvanney switched effortlessly from boxing to Broadway in his search for a storyHugh McIlvanney loved living in American hotels, he never wanted to come home. When we were on assignment in 1979 covering a few boxing stories over there, he scoured the local press looking for stories he could convince the Observer that it had to have, so we could have another week living in luxury. One story he found involved his fellow Scot and actor Tom Conti. He was about to open in Whose Life is it Anyway on Broadway. We did a preview for one edition of the Observer, I photographed Tom running around Central Park and we got a Review front out of it. Related: Hugh McIlvanney: a friend, a towering presence, and the greatest sportswriter Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian