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Duncan Hamilton becomes first three time winner of William Hill SBOTY award

Duncan Hamilton has become the first author to win three William Hill ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (SBOTY) awards, as judges recognised his biography of cricket correspondent Neville Cardus as 2019’s best sports literature. Yesterday at London’s Horseguards Hotel, William Hill judges presented Hamilton with his third SBOTY award, having previously won in 2007 for ‘Provided You Don’t Kiss Me’ and …

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William Hill announces SBOTY2019 finalists

William Hill has announced the ‘final six’ books and authors that will compete for its ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (SBOTY2019) heritage award, a prize recognised as the most prestigious accolade in English sports literature. The bookmaker’s judging panel, which this year is led by The Times lead football journalist and author Alysson Rudd, has narrowed SBOTY2019’s initial longlist of …

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William Hill publishes longlist for SBOTY2019 awards

William Hill has announced the fourteen contenders which will make up the long list for its 31st ‘Sports Book of the Year Award’ (SBOTY2019). The award, considered to be the bookmaker’s legacy competition, is regarded as the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. This year’s longlist has been whittled down from 151 submissions and sees acclaimed SBOTY past winners …

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William Hill announces long-list for 30th SBOTY award

William Hill has announced the long-list of contenders for its 30th ‘Sports Book of the Year Award’, considered the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. The UK bookmaker announces the 17 sports books and authors that have made its ‘2018 SBOTY long list’, a diverse mix which includes novels, diaries, autobiographies, exposes of sports biggest stars and gonzo journalism. …

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William Hill announces 2015 ‘Sports Book of the Year’ shortlist

William Hill has announced the six books that will compete for its £27,000 ‘Sports Book of the Year Award’ at BAFTA London on the 27 November. The shortlist sees Guardian journalist Donald McRae aiming to win the literary prize for a record third time with boxing biography ‘Man’s World’: The Double Life of Emile Griffith. McRae won previously in 1996 …

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