Oliver Holt

Oliver Holt was appointed Chief Sports Writer on The Times from 2000 to 2002 before becoming Chief Sports Writer for The Daily Mirror in 2002. In February 2015 he left the paper to join the Mail on Sunday. Holt is a regular guest on the Sunday Supplement. He won the British Press Awards Sports Writer of the Year in both 2005 and 2006, the What the Papers Say Sports Writer of the Year in 2005 and the Sports Columnist of the Year in 2008. Holt is a regular guest on Sky as well as BBC Radio and has a weekly spot on This Morning. He once returned a serve from Roscoe Tanner in the line of duty for the Liverpool Echo. Previous books include End of the Rainbow: England’s Quest for Glory in South Africa (Hodder, 2010), which is widely regarded as the definitive account of the 2010 World Cup. Other books include: If You’re Second You are Nothing: Ferguson and Shankley (Macmillan 2006). Both Made in Sheffield: My Story – Neil Warnock (Hodder, 2007) and Left Field: A Footballer Apart – Graeme Le Saux (Harper Collins 2007) were shortlisted for awards. Holt collaborated with Stan Collymore on Stan: Tackling My Demons (Harper Collins 2005) and co-wrote Growing Up Fast with Theo Walcott. His book, Miracle at Medinah, an account of Europe’s amazing Ryder Cup comeback, was published by Headline in 2012. Holt also worked with Ian Poulter on his book project, which was published in autumn 2014 by Quercus. Most recently Holt has collaborated with Kieren Fallon on his autobiography, which won the Cross Sports International Autobiography of the Year award.

Twitter: @OllieHolt22