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The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

William Hill logoThe William Hill Sports Book of the Year award is dedicated to rewarding excellence in sports writing and was first awarded in 1989.

The winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2017, announced at an afternoon reception at BAFTA, in central London, on Tuesday 28th November, was Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire by Andy McGrath, a biography of British cycling’s greatest icon.

 

Previous Winners

2016 Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

2015 The Game of Our Lives by David Goldblatt

2014 Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey Into the Dark Heart of Sport by Anna Krien

2013 Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang by James Reid

2012 The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

2011 A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng

2010 Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hardman Reveals All by Brian Moore

 

2017 Shortlist

Centaur
(Paperback)
Declan Murphy; Ami Rao
 
Miraculously, and the word is not used lightly, he survived and defied medical thinking in recovering to the extent that eighteen months after his fall, he was able to saddle...
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Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British...
(Hardback)
Ian Herbert
 
The full story of the man who brought unprecedented - and since unmatched - success to Liverpool FC Bob Paisley was the quiet man in the flat cap who swept...
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Swell: A Waterbiography
(Paperback)
Jenny Landreth
 
These days, swimming may seem like an egalitarian pastime, open to anyone with a swimsuit - but this...
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The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide...
(Paperback)
David Bolchover
 
An extraordinary and compelling account of the life of holocaust survivor and football coach Bela Guttmann.
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Ali: A Life
(Hardback)
Jonathan Eig
The first truly definitive biography of Muhammad Ali, the most iconic and significant sporting figure of the twentieth century
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