International Autobiography of the Year

  • 9781509813094

    Winner
    Find a Way by Diana Nyad

    In the 1970s, Diana Nyad was widely regarded as the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world and set many world records, such as circling Manhattan Island and crossing the 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida. But one record continually elude …

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  • 9781509822577

    Shortlisted
    A B de Villiers: The Autobiography by A B de Villiers

    AB de Villiers is one of the finest batsmen ever to play cricket, and yet his achievement extends beyond his outrageous armoury of drives, pulls, paddles, scoops and flicks. Whether he is delighting home crowds at the Wanderers or Newlands or setting n …

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  • 9781509802180

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    I Am Duran by Roberto Duran

    They called him ‘Hands of Stone’. In his own words, and for the first time, Roberto Duran tells his unbelievable story in I Am Duran: The Autobiography of Robert Duran. From the mean streets of Panama to the bright lights of Las Vegas, blazing a trail …

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    Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

    In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 …

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  • Iniestacover

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    The Artist: Being Iniesta by Andrés Iniesta

    Andrés Iniesta is the Barcelona and Spain legend, rated by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Paul Scholes as one of the greatest footballers of all time. In The Artist: Being Iniesta, the Spanish maestro paints a vivid self- …

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    The Battle by Paul O'Connell

    There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O’Connell. His name is synonymous with passion, heart and determination. But he is also the thinking man’s rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish …

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