The Sports Book Awards are very pleased to announce The Telegraph as a headline sponsor for 2019, with The Telegraph securing a partnership deal for the next three years. The partnership will allow The Telegraph to announce the Best Sports Book of the Year Award at a gala dinner staged in early June at Lord’s Cricket Ground. 

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.


Autobiography of the Year
International Autobiography of the Year
Biography of the Year
Cricket Book of the Year
Football Book of the YearRugby 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
Rugby Book of the Year

Key Dates:

Autobiography of the Year Longlist Announced – 6th December 2018

Submissions Open – 7th December 2018

Submissions Close – 18th January 2019

Shortlist Launch – 2nd May 2019

Ceremony – 4th June 2019