Anton Rippon is an award-winning British columnist, journalist, author, and publisher. He is the author of 30 books, including an autobiographical memoir A Derby Boy, published in 2007.
Anton Rippon was born in Derby during the Second World War. He has spent almost all his professional life in the newspaper and publishing industry. His work has appeared in a wide range of national newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Guardian, Independent, and Sunday Telegraph, and he has written radio documentaries for the BBC.
For 20 years until April 2019, he contributed two weekly columns to The Footballer magazine.
In 1982, he founded Breedon Books, the sports and history publisher, that he sold in 2003 to resume writing full-time.
In 1993, the Derby County Former Professional Players' Association elected him an honorary member.
His book Gunter Plüschow: Airman, Escaper, Explorer, was published by Pen & Sword in 2009. A collection of his columns from the Derby Telegraph — A Derby View — was published by Wharncliffe in October 2010.
His latest book, How Britain Kept Calm and Carried On, Tales from the Home Front, was published by Michael O'Mara Books in 2014.
In 2016 the University of Derby awarded him an honorary Master's degree for services to journalism.
In 2017 Rippon was named Columnist of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards.
Anton Rippon is a member of the Sports Journalists Association of Great Britain, the Football Writers’ Association, and the International Society of Olympic Historians.