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 key dates:
Jan- March: Judging process takes place reviewing sports books published during 2015.
28th April: Awards shortlist launch.
1st June: Awards ceremony after dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
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
Outstanding General Sports Writing Award
New Writer of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Steven Gerrard & Sir Anthony McCoy lead impressive Cross Sports Book Awards shortlists
April 28, 2016
The shortlists for the 2016 Cross Sports Book awards have been announced with an England captain and three world champions competing for the Best Autobiography of the Year prize. LA Galaxy’s Steven Gerrard and champion jockey Sir Anthony McCoy are th …MORE
Cross Sports Book Awards going global with new category
April 5, 2016
The major annual promotion for sports writing & publishing has added a worldwide category to its coveted list of awards, it was revealed. The Cross Sports Book Awards will unveil an ‘International Autobiography of the Year’ accolade for the first …MORE
Twelve become six as Cross Sports Book Awards announce shortlist
March 23, 2016
The six books that will battle for the prestigious Cross Autobiography of the Year award at the 2016 Cross Sports Book Awards have been revealed. Following months of reading for a select panel of judges, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, champ …MORE
Sky Sports to screen star-studded Cross Sports Book Awards highlights
March 18, 2016
The highlights of this year’s Cross Sports Book Awards will be shown on Sky Sports in the weekend following the awards ceremony, it has been announced today. The Cross Sports Book Awards is the major annual promotion for sports writing & publishi …MORE