The Awards


Terry Venables presents Sam Husain from Foyles the Best Retailer award Clarke Carlisle, Graham Hunter & Glenn MooreClare Balding presents Bethan Jones with the Publicity Award

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 following awards were presented at Lord’s Cricket Ground on the 21st May:

Autobiography / Biography of the Year
Cricket Book of the Year
Football Book of the Year
Golf Book of the Year
Horse Racing Book of the Year
Motorsports Book of the Year
Rugby Book of the Year
Illustrated Book of the Year
New Writer of the Year
Best Sports Bookseller
Best Publicity Campaign
Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing

The winners of each category (except Bookseller, Outstanding Contribution and Publicity Campaign) became the shortlist for the overall 2013 Times Sports Book of the Year, which was won by Bobby’s Open: Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend by Steven Reid.

Awards news

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Longlist for Best Autobiography/Biography British Sports Book Award Announced!

March 5, 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson’s record breaking autobiography features in the long list for the 12th Annual British Sports Book Awards Best Autobiography/Biography Award. Ferguson’s best selling My Autobiography will compete against a ‘who’s who’ from sport at the British Sports Book Awards, which are a celebration of the very best in sports writing and a key event in the sports publishing calendar. Commenting on his inclusion on the long list Sir Alex Ferguson said: “I am delighted to be nominated for this …

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2014 British Sports Book Awards to be held at Lords Cricket Ground, May 21st 2014

December 9, 2013

We now invite the UK book industry to make their nominations for the 2014 British Sports Book Awards. This is the 12th Sports Awards ceremony, held for the 2nd year at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 21st May 2014 and will be heavily promoted within the media and broadcast for the first time on BT Sport TV. Nominations are now open.


Winner of The Times Sports Book of the Year 2013 announced

June 10, 2013

Bobby’s Open: Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend by Steven Reid has won The Times Sports Book of the Year in association with The British Sports Book Awards following a public online vote. Reid’s book, published by Icon Books, won the Best Golf Book award category at the recent British Sports Book Awards and was up against a shortlist for the overall Sports Book of the Year that included the winning titles in each other award category. Over 3,000 public votes have been registered a …


Winners of the 2013 British Sports Book Awards announced

May 22, 2013

Sports stars, authors, commentators, journalists and publishers all gathered for the 11th annual British Sports Book Awards last night where the winners were announced at a prestigeous ceremony held at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. The British Sports Book Awards is a celebration of the very best in sports writing and, following a seminal year for British sport, the 2013 shortlist featured one of the strongest nominee lists in the Awards’ history. In arguably the most competitive and eagerly ant …


David Walsh favourite to win lead category at British Sports Book Awards

May 15, 2013

Journalist and writer David Walsh has been named the favourite by Ladbrokes to win the Autobiography / Biography category at this year’s British Sports Book Awards. His book Seven Deadly Sins tops what is widely recognised as the lead category at the Awards which take place next Tuesday 21 May at Lord’s Cricket Ground. With odds of 4/1, Walsh’s book, which chronicled the journalist’s much-lauded fight to expose Lance Armstrong as a serial drug cheat, tops an impressive list of eight shortlisted …

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