The Telegraph 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 2021 awards will be the 19th annual Sports Book Awards campaign. We aim to hold a live ceremony at either; Lord’s Cricket Ground or The Kia Oval in September 2021, most likely with an outside festival element to the event. We will of course respect any Covid-19 restrictions and we will move to a virtual ceremony again if necessary.

2021 Awards:

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
Children’s Sports Book of the Year
Sports Health & Fitness Book of the Year

Key Dates:

23rd June – Football longlist media launch
28th July – Digital announcement of all shortlists
28th July – 20th September – shortlist digital campaign and retail promotion period
20th September – Awards ceremony and dinner at the Oval Cricket Ground
21st September – 15th October – Winners promotion period


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