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2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year – longlist

The longlist has been published for the contenders in the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. The shortlist will be announced on 27 October, and the winner on Thursday 26 November.

Football dominates the longlist, which also includes titles on chess and cycling

  • A King in Hiding: How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess Champion by Fahim, Sophie Le Callennec, Xavier Parmentier and Barbara Mellor (translator) (Icon)
  • A Man’s World: The Double Life of Emile Griffith by Donald McRae (Simon & Schuster)
  • Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher (Bloomsbury)
  • Fire in Babylon by Simon Lister (Yellow Jersey)
  • Journeymen: The Other Side of the Boxing Business by Mark Turley (Pitch)
  • Kings of the Road: A Journey into the Heart of British Cycling by Robert Dineen (Aurum Press)
  • Living on the Volcano: The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager by Michael Calvin (Century)
  • My Fight/Your Fight: The Official Ronda Rousey Autobiography by Ronda Rousey and Maria Burns Ortiz (Century)
  • Runner: A Short Story About A Long Run by Lizzy Hawker (Aurum Press)
  • Speed Kings by Andy Bull (Bantam Press)
  • The Bolt Supremacy by Richard Moore (Yellow Jersey)
  • The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football by David Goldblatt (Viking)
  • The Trials of Oscar Pistorius: Chase Your Shadow by John Carlin (Atlantic Books)
  • The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert (Simon & Schuster)
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