The Cross Sports Book Awards is the major annual promotion for Sports Writing & Publishing, the awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year, to showcase their merits and to enhance their reputation and profile.

“The Sports Book Awards are a great event in our sporting calendar. They show that the games we follow are not just about goals and runs and holes in one; they are about stories, history and personalities.”
David Cameron, Prime Minister.

2016 winners & shortlists



Autobiography of the Year
International Autobiography of the Yeargabbylogan
Biography of the Year
Cricket Book of the Year
Football Book of the Year
Rugby Book of the Year
Cycling Book of the Year
Illustrated Book of the Year
Outstanding General Sports Writing Award
New Writer of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award