Though sport lovers and art lovers often find themselves cast in opposing roles, behind this age-old divide lies much common ground. Kylie Maslen – cultural critic, lifelong sports fan and author of Show Me Where it Hurts: Living with Invisible Illness – highlights the triumphs, tragedies and terrors that captivate both groups.

Kylie Maslen (Australian)

Kylie Maslen

Kylie Maslen is a writer, critic and the author of Show Me Where It Hurts: Living with Invisible Illness. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Adelaide Review, Crikey and Junkee, among other outlets. In 2018, she won the Kill Your Darlings New Critics Award, and her essay ’I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Not Okay’ was longlisted for the Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Nonfiction. She lives in Adelaide on Kaurna Country.