British Sports Book Awards tonight

Winners to be revealed for annual awards, with bike and run titles in contention

The British Sports Book Awards exist to highlight and give prominence to the very best sports books published in the previous calendar year. For 2013, the awards will be presented at Lord’s Cricket Ground tonight.


We’ll be offering one lucky 220 reader the chance to win all of the winning titles here tomorrow.

Here are the nominees…

Best New Writer

Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World by Graham Hunter

Beautiful Brutality: The Family Ties at the Heart of Boxing by Adam Smith

Run Wild by Boff Whalley

Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the secrets of the fastest people on earth by Adharanand Finn

Shot and a Ghost: A Year in the Brutal World of Professional Squash by James Willstrop

Sit Down and Cheer: A history of sport on TV by Martin Kelner

Autobiography / Biography

An Open Book by Darren Clarke

Be Careful What You Wish For by Simon Jordan

Merckx: Half Man Half Bike by William Fotheringham

My Time by Bradley Wiggins

Running My Life by Seb Coe

Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh

The Footballer Who Could Fly by Duncan Hamilton

This Is Me by Ian Thorpe

Cricket Book of the Year

CMJ: A Cricketing Life by Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Gentlemen & Players by Charles Williams

On Warne by Gideon Haigh

The Plan: How Fletcher and Flower Transformed English Cricket by Steve James

The Valiant Cricketer – The Biography of Trevor Bailey by Alan Hill

We’ll Get ’Em in Sequins: Manliness, Yorkshire cricket and the century that changed everything by Max Davidson

Football Book of the Year

Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World by Graham Hunter

Be Careful What You Wish For by Simon Jordan

Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here: The Story oF English Football's Forgotten Tribe by Anthony Clavane

Pep Guardiola by Guillem Balague

Richer Than God: Manchester City, Moderrn Football and Growing UP by David Conn

The Outsider by Jonathan Wilson

Rugby Book of the Year

Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions by Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain and David Barnes

Brent Pope: If You Really Knew Me by Brent Pope & Kevin MacDermot

My Life As a Hooker by Steven Gauge

The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players by Stephen Cooper

The Outsider by Geordan Murphy

Who Beat the All Blacks? by Alun Gibbard

Motorsports Book of the Year

My Chequered Career: Thirty-five years of televising motorsport by Steve Rider

Team Lotus: My View from the Pit Wall by Peter Warr

That Near Death Thing by Rick Broadbent

Formula 1: All the Races: The World Championship story race by race: 1950-2012 by Roger Smith

Lotus 72 Owners' Manual by Ian Wagstaff

I Just Made the Tea by Di Spires and Bernard Ferguson

Horse Racing Book of the Year

A Weight Off My Mind by Richard Hughes with Lee Mottershead

Clive Brittain: The Smiling Pioneer  by Robin Oakley

Her Majesty’s Pleasure by Julian Muscat

My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding

Racing Crazy by David Ashforth

When Horse Racing was Horse Racing by Adam Powley

Golf Book of the Year

Out of Bounds by Sam Torrance

An Open Book by Darren Clarke

Miracle at Medinah by Oliver Holt

Bobby's Open: Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend by Steven Reid

Seve: Golf's Flawed Genius by Robert Green

The Bible of Golf by Skellett & Weitzman


21 Days to Glory by Team Sky and Dave Brailsford

A Swing for Life by Nick Faldo

Bike! A Tribute to the World's Greatest Cycling Designers by Richard Moore & Daniel Benson

Coppi: Inside the legend of the campionissimo by Herbie Sykes

Frankel: The Wonder Horse edited by Andrew Pennington

The Glory Glory Nights by Martin Cloake and Adam Powley

Publicity Award

Be Careful What You Wish For by Simon Jordan – Bethan Jones

Between the Lines by Victoria Pendleton with Donald McRae – Caroline March,

Running My Life by Sebastian Coe – Karen Geary

The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton – Alison Barrow

Tom Daley: My Story by Tom Daley – Jo Wickham

Unbelievable by Jessica Ennis – Eleni Lawrence and Lucy Zilberkweit


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