Pinsent Masons International Autobiography of the Year 2020

  • Sports Book Awards International Autobiography

    Winner
    Godspeed

    Godspeed is Olympic Swimmer Casey Legler’s unflinching, poetic memoir that chronicles a painful girlhood as an athletic prodigy wrestling with loneliness, queer identity and addiction, and an extraordinary life competing at the highest levels of profes …

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  • Sports Book Awards International Autobiography

    Shortlisted
    My Song Shall Be Cricket

    Branded a ‘rebel’ for touring in apartheid South Africa with a West Indian XI, Franklyn Stephenson overcame domestic bans to become one of the world’s finest all-rounders. Recognised as the first fast bowler to develop a cunning slower ball, the beamin …

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  • Sports Book Awards International Autobiography

    Shortlisted
    Straight 8

    After a stellar international career – including back-to-back World Cup victories – the New Zealand captain writes openly and honestly about his time in the game. He outlines the decisions that shaped his career, while offering readers an inside accoun …

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  • Sports Book Awards International Autobiography

    Shortlisted
    BFG: Big Friendly German

    At Arsenal, the club where he won the FA Cup three times, Per Mertesacker was affectionately called the “Big Fucking German.” Standing at 6ft 6in, he was the defender who took fitness so seriously that he invested ten per-cent of his annual salary on p …

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  • Sports Book Awards International Autobiography

    Shortlisted
    Suddenly a Footballer

    One of the finest players in the Premier League, Juan Mata tells the inside story of life at Manchester United, as well as reliving his childhood and recalling his glory years with Chelsea and Spain. This thoughtful footballer gives his views on the ex …

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