Books Tim Crothers Books by Tim Crothers Tim Crothers has written books about: Sports Nonfiction Biography & Memoir History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Tim Crothers Simon & Schuster Books A Child Of The Slums Becomes A 'Queen' Of Chess December 31, 2012 Phiona Mutesi grew up in one of the roughest slums in Uganda. Her days were spent focusing on survival, until she discovered chess. She's now on her way to becoming a world-class chess competitor. Host Michel Martin speaks with Mutesi, her coach Robert Katende, and Tim Crothers, who chronicles her story in his new book, The Queen of Katwe. A Child Of The Slums Becomes A 'Queen' Of Chess Listen · 17:48 17:48 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168351126/168351170" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript New In Paperback Game And Fame: The Lives Of Mickey Mantle, Roy Williams And Kay Thompson November 23, 2011 Biographer Jane Leavy strips baseball hero Mickey Mantle of his glamour, while basketball coach Roy Williams looks back on his career, and filmmaker Sam Irvin celebrates the resilient gleam of performer and writer Kay Thompson. Also, C.J. Chivers explores the AK-47 and its impact on warfare.