- General Outstanding Sports Writing Award – Shortlisted
John Daniell’s first book Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary won the British Sports Book Prize and was translated into French and Japanese. It was described as “a gem” (The Observer) “riveting” (The Guardian) and “as good an insight into the everyday life of a professional sportsman as you could hope to read” (The Telegraph).
John is a New Zealander, played age-grade rugby for New Zealand, played for Wellington and Oxford University, then made a career playing professional rugby in France. He is now a writer and lives in New Zealand.