Bill Littlefield — Creator of NPR’s Long-Running “Only A Game”  

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.

Gabriela Jelisse Fuentes Villafañe was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. She is currently majoring in Broadcast Journalism, concentrating in Spanish. She hopes to be part of big Latino TV channels like Univision or Telemundo.