- Biography of the Year – Shortlisted
Jonathan Rendall was a prolific sports writer for the major British newspapers including the Observer and the Independent on Sunday. His first book, This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own, about boxing, won the Somerset Maugham award. His second, Twelve Grand, was made into Channel 4 series The Gambler. His third was a critically acclaimed memoir about adoption, Garden Hopping.
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