The William Hill Sports Book of the Year longlist was announced on 24 September 2015.

Dark side of sport dominates longlist for world’s richest sports book prize.

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

The Ugly Game

The Ugly Game – The Qatari plot to buy the World Cup

Author: Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Speed Kings

Speed Kings

Author: Andy Bull

Publisher: Bantam Press

Living on the Volcano: The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager

Living on the Volcano: The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager

Author: Michael Calvin

Publisher: Century

The Trials of Oscar Pistorius – Chase Your Shadow

The Trials of Oscar Pistorius – Chase Your Shadow

Author: John Carlin

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Kings of the Road – A Journey into the Heart of British Cycling

Kings of the Road – A Journey into the Heart of British Cycling

Author: Robert Dineen

Publisher: Aurum Press

A King In Hiding – How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess Champion

A King In Hiding – How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess Champion

Author: Fahim Mohammad, Sophie Le Callennec, Xavier Parmentier (Translated by Barbara Mellor)

Publisher: Icon

Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire

Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire

Author: Martin Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury

The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football

The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football

Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Viking, Penguin, Random House

Runner: A Short Story about A Long Run

Runner: A Short Story about A Long Run

Author: Lizzy Hawker

Publisher: Aurum Press

Fire In Babylon

Fire In Babylon

Author: Simon Lister

Publisher: Yellow Jersey

A Man’s World

A Man’s World

Author: Donald McRae

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

The Bolt Supremacy

The Bolt Supremacy

Author: Richard Moore

Publisher: Yellow Jersey

My Fight/ Your Fight: The official Ronda Rousey autobiography

My Fight/ Your Fight: The official Ronda Rousey autobiography

Author: Ronda Rousey, Maria Burns Ortiz

Publisher:Century

Journeymen

Journeymen

Author: Mark Turley

Publisher: Pitch

Read the full press release announcement.

The shortlist will be announced on 27 October. The winner will be announced at an afternoon reception at BAFTA, in central London, on Thursday 26 November.