The Sports Book Awards is the major annual promotion for sports writing and 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, former Prime Minister.
Key dates 2018:
10th January – Submissions close
10th May – Shortlist launch/judging day
7th June – Sports Book Awards 2018 Ceremony
Autobiography of the Year
International Autobiography of the Year
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
General Outstanding Book of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing
Jenson Button, Jonny Bairstow and Judy Murray lead a prestigious shortlist for Best Autobiography of the Year Award.
May 10, 2018
The full list of nominations for the 16th Sports Book Awards was announced this morning at the Headquarters of Coutts in Central London. Olympic Champions Dame Katherine Grainger & Christine Ohuruogu were present in their capacity as judges of th …MORE
Sir Matt Busby, Bob Paisley and Mauricio Pochettino lead The 2018 Coutts Football Writers’ Association Award Longlist.
March 19, 2018
Biographies of some of the most successful football managers, past and present, dominate the Football Writers’ Association Book of the Year Award Long List for 2018. Now sponsored by Coutts, it is one of 10 categories within the Sports Book Awards Ce …MORE
Button and Bairstow lead 2018 Sports Book Awards UK Autobiography of the Year Longlist
November 30, 2017
Jenson Button’s Life to the Limit and Jonny Bairstow’s A Clear Blue Sky lead a strong list of nominees for the Best Autobiography of the Year to be awarded at the 2018 Sports Book Awards. Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his gen …MORE
Forever Young voted overall Cross Sports Book of the Year
June 14, 2017
After being announced as a winner at the 2017 Cross Sports Book Awards, Forever Young written by The Times writer Oliver Kay has been crowned overall Cross Sports Book of The Year. The Cross Sports Book of the Year is selected by public vote, in seco …MORE