British Sports Book Awards 2014 Winners Announced!

Posted on May 21, 2014 by mathew. More news

Former tennis ace, Jimmy Connors, was among the night’s winners at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.  His hard-hitting autobiography, THE OUTSIDER, won the Autobiography/Biography of the Year category at the prestigious awards, now in their 12th year.

Michael Calvin’s THE NOWHERE MEN, which looks at the world of footballs’ talent spotters, won the Football Book of the Year; while THE GREAT TAMASHA, James Astill’s account of cricket and corruption in modern India, won the Cricket Book of the Year.  Other award winners were Brough Scott for HENRY CECIL: TRAINER OF GENIUS, which won the Horse Racing Book of the Year, and Simon Halliday, who won Rugby Book of the Year for his candid autobiography, CITY CENTRE.

The Outstanding Sports Writing Award went to Harriet Tuckey for EVEREST: THE FIRST ASCENT, about her father, Griffith Pugh; while the New Writer of the Year award went to Tim Lewis for his inspiring story of the Rwandan cycling team, LAND OF SECOND CHANCESINCREDIBLE WAVES: An Appreciation of Perfect Surf by Chris Power won the Best Illustrated Book of the Year. 

All eight individual category winners will now be put to an online public vote to determine the Overall British Sports Book of the Year. The vote will be held on the official website,,  with the winner announced  in June.  

The final two awards of the night were Best Publicity Campaign which went to Karen Geary and Rebecca Mundy at Hodder for their promotion of Alex Ferguson’s autobiography, and   Best Retailer won by Waterstones.

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