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Andy McGrath’s ‘Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire’ wins 2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The biography of British cyclist ‘Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire’ by Andy McGrath has won the 2017 ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’, the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. The 29th winner of William Hill’s Sports Book of the Year, Bird on the Wire becomes the fourth cycling book to win the literature contest. The judging …

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Surf’s Up! William Finnegan’s ‘Barbarian Days’ wins 2016 ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’ award

William Finnegan’s surfing memoir ‘Barbarian Days’ has won the 28th ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’ award, the richest and most prestigious sports literature prize. Described by judges as ‘compelling elegiac and profound’, Barbarian Days is the first surfing-based book to win William Hill’s literature prize. Finnegan a New Yorker magazine columnist has already won critical acclaim for his …

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David Goldblatt’s ‘The Game of Our Lives’ wins 27th William Hill Sports Book of the Year

David Goldblatt’s ‘The Game of Our Lives’ has won the 27th William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award”. The awards’ judging panel described the book as an “exceptional winner”, beating a strong shortlist of five other contenders to win the £27,000 prize. ‘The Game of Our Lives’ is a study of modern football and its impacts on wider society …

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