Bill Littlefield has had an illustrious career as the host of National Public Radio and WBUR’s “Only A Game” program from its inception in 1993 until July 2018. His extensive coverage of mainstream and offbeat sports events from around the world has earned him a reputation as a knowledgeable and respected journalist. More recently, he has dedicated his time to the Emerson Prison Initiative, where he teaches writing to incarcerated men at MCI-Concord.
Beginning in 1984, Bill Littlefield provided commentaries for WBUR in Boston and for NPR. His sports commentary was a regular feature on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” alongside legendary sportswriters Frank Deford on Mondays and Red Barber on Fridays.
Throughout his career, Littlefield has written or edited a variety of books and articles, including his most recent novel, “Mercy.” Two other novels: “Prospect” and “The Circus in the Wood” were published by Houghton-Mifflin. He has also penned two collections of radio commentaries and magazine pieces: “Keepers” published by Peninsula Press, and “Only A Game” published by University of Nebraska Press. Little Brown published “Baseball Days,” a collaborative effort with photographer Henry Horenstein. In addition, Littlefield has written two books specifically for young readers: “Champions” published by Little, Brown, and “Take Me Out” published by Zephyr.