2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year – Longlist

The William Hill Sports Book of the Year is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and has just announced its longlist for the 2013 Prize. The titles nominated are as follows:

  • Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top A Biography by Philippe Auclair (Macmillan)
  • Stillness and Speed: My Story by Dennis Bergkamp with David Winner (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Boys In The Boat: An Epic True-Life Journey to the Heart of Hitlers Berlin by Daniel James Brown (Macmillan)
  • You Dont Know Me, But A Footballers Life by Clarke Carlisle (Simon & Schuster)
  • Running My Life: The Autobiography by Seb Coe (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Outsider: My Autobiography by Jimmy Connors (Bantam Press)
  • The Sports Gene: What Makes The Perfect Athlete by David Epstein (Yellow Jersey Press)
  • Dreams Do Come True: The Autobiography by Katherine Grainger (Andre Deutsch)
  • Immortal: The Approved Biography of George Best by Duncan Hamilton (Century)
  • Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Crickets Underworld by Ed Hawkins (Bloomsbury)
  • I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovi? by Zlatan Ibrahimovi?, David Lagercrantz and Ruth Urbom (Penguin)
  • Fear And Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona Vs Real Madrid by Sid Lowe (Yellow Jersey Press)
  • Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang by Jamie Reid (Racing Post)
  • Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius by Brough Scott (Racing Post)
  • The Metaphysics of Ping-Pong by Guido Mina di Sospiro (Yellow Jersey Press)
  • Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh (Simon & Schuster)
  • Domestique: The True Life Ups and Downs of a Tour Pro by Charly Wegelius and Tom Southam (Ebury Press)


The last football book to win the prize was A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng in 2011

The shortlist will be announced on 25th October 2013 with the winner announced live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, at an evening reception at The Hospital Club in central London, on Wednesday 27th November 2013.

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Posted October 20, 2013 by Editor in category "Football Features

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