2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year: Shortlist

Having reviewed the 16-strong Longlist, the panel has now announced the 7-strong Shortlist for 29th William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, which are the following books:

  • Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig (Simon & Schuster)
  • Breaking Ground: Art, Archaeology and Mythology edited by Neville Gabie, Alan Ward and Jason Wood (Axis Projects)
  • Centaur by Declan Murphy and Ami Rao (Doubleday, Transworld)
  • Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager by Ian Herbert (Bloomsbury Sport, Bloomsbury)
  • Swell: A Waterbiography by Jenny Landreth (Bloomsbury Sport, Bloomsbury)
  • The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory by David Bolchover (Biteback Publishing)
  • Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire by Andy McGrath (Rapha Editions)


Football dominates the list with three titles, with one each from the world of boxing, cycling, horse racing and swimming.

The winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2017 will be announced at an afternoon reception at BAFTA, in central London, on Tuesday 28 November 2017.

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Posted October 27, 2017 by Editor in category "General

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