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‘The struggle and solace in sporting achievement’ at the heart of ‘big six’ competing for the 31st William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

WHSBOTY Shorltist 2019

The shortlist for the 31st William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award – the world’s richest and most prestigious prize for sports writing was announced on 22 October 2019.

The shortlist in full (alphabetically by author’s surname):

  1. Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance by Adharanand Finn (Faber & Faber)
  2. The Great Romantic: Cricket and the Golden Age of Neville Cardus by Duncan Hamilton (Hodder & Stoughton)
  3. In Sunshine or in Shadow: How Boxing Brought Hope in the Troubles by Donald McRae (Simon & Schuster)
  4. Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Wildest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer (Penguin Random House)
  5. Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump by Rick Reilly (Headline Publishing Group)
  6. Position of Trust: A Football Dream Betrayed by Andy Woodward with Tom Watt (Hodder & Stoughton)

Read the full announcement