Anton Rippon is a journalist, author and publisher. He has spent almost all his working life in the newspaper and publishing industry. He is the author of 30 books including an autobiographical memoir A Derby Boy. His work has appeared in a wide range of national newspapers and magazines and he has written radio documentaries for the BBC. In 1982, he founded Breedon Books, the sports and history publisher. He is also a member of the Sports Journalists' Association, the International Society of Olympic Historians and the Football Writers' Association. Anton lives in Derby.