New Writer Award

  • Shortlisted
    Driven by Toby Vintcent

    A thriller set in Formula One, celebrating wheel-to-wheel combat – as well as the cutthroat competitiveness, money, and scandals. F1 Racing magazine said: “Author Toby Vintcent takes inspiration from F1’s on-track action and off-track paddock politics …

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    Salt, Sweat, Tears by Adam Rackley

    Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic than have climbed Everest. Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days he and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven metres long and two metres wide, in one of the world’s most extreme environmen …

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    Sol Campbell: The Authorised Biography by Simon Astaire

    Sol Campbell traces his journey from the streets of East London, the FA School of Excellence and as a millionaire footballer for Tottenham and Arsenal, through Champions League and World Cups, to widespread acclaim as one of the finest defenders to hav …

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    Finding My Feet by Claire Lomas

    Finding My Feet is the moving true story of how one determined, brave, courageous woman dealt with her catastrophic spinal injury following an eventing accident. In 2012 Claire made worldwide headlines when she walked the London Marathon in a poineerin …

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    Stuck In A Moment: The Ballad Of Paul Vaessen by Stewart Taylor

    Paul Vaessen rose to overnight stardom in April 1980 by scoring one of the most dramatic goals in Arsenal’s history at the age of 18. Two years later he was on the football scrapheap and his life descended into a spiral of petty crime and drug abuse. H …

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