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.
End-April: Awards shortlist launch.
1st June: Awards ceremony after dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
June: TV Highlights show broadcast on SkySports TV.
Autobiography of the Year
Biography of the Year
Cricket Book of the Year
Football Book of the Year
Horse Racing 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
Best Publicity Campaign
Best Sports Bookseller
Elite judging panel to select Autobiography of the Year
January 27, 2016
An elite panel of judges will adjudicate this year’s Autobiography of the Year category at the 2016 Cross Sports Book Awards, including Lawrence Dallaglio and Beth Tweddle. Chaired by the former England hooker Brian Moore, the Autobiography of the Ye …MORE
Bet365 opens book on Sports Autobiography of the Year
January 11, 2016
England legend Steven Gerrard is already a clear favourite to win a coveted piece of silverware in 2016, after being installed as a 5-2 shot to win the Cross Sports Book Awards Autobiography of the Year with his book My Story. Leading bookmaker bet36 …MORE
Liverpool legend leads longlist for best autobiography award 2016
December 15, 2015
Liverpool captain and midfield maestro Steven Gerrard is one of twelve nominees for Autobiography of the Year at the 2016 Cross Sports Book Awards. With 114 England caps alongside 3 League Cup medals, 2 FA Cup medals and a Champions League Medal, Ger …MORE
Cross penning more headlines with sports book award partnership
November 19, 2015
One of the world’s most luxurious pen manufacturers has written its name alongside the Sports Book Awards for a further two years, in an announcement to mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the prestigious literary event. A. T. Cross, th …MORE