Gideon Haigh is an award winning independent journalist, who has written for many publications including the Age, the Australian, The Times, the Telegraph, Wisden Cricket Monthly, the Cricketer, Observer Sports and World Cricket Watch to name a few. He has published over thirty books, over twenty of them about cricket. Born in London, Haigh went to school in Geelong, and now lives in Melbourne.
A tremendous read... it's brimful of classic reportage, held together by a terrific storyline -- Mike Atherton * The Times * A fascinating account in masterly detail of an extraordinary episode in Australian cricket. Highly recommended -- Peter Roebuck There are various claimants to the title of `world's best cricket writer', yet no dispute about who, today, is the best writer on cricket. This is the Australian, Gideon Haigh -- Ramachandra Guha Haigh shows a supreme gift for old-fashioned journalistic foot-slogging and the art of telling a great story with a brisk, unfussy narrative. -- Richard Whitehead * The Times * Haigh towers over the cricket writing landscape in Australia * Guardian * The most detailed history of the 'war' so far -- Michael Davie * The Age * Superbly researched and written -- Ashley Browne * The Age * The reverberations of the war are still being felt in Australia and in world cricket. This book will be timely for all those who want to understand what took place in the still recent past - and what could well happen in the near future -- Richard Cashman * The Australian * Haigh writes with wit, perception and a pace that rivals Roberts ... The Cricket War is an example of what can be done with fine writing, thorough and imaginative research and a mature approach to sports book publishing -- Mark Ray * The Sunday Age * Arguably the best cricket book yet written -- Cricket Web Net The Cricket War has been rightly acclaimed as a masterpiece of research -- Ron Reed Informative and insightful * Choice Magazine *