The William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021 Winner

It is our great pleasure to confirm Why We Kneel, How We Rise by Michael Holding as the winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021.

Bringing together powerful testimony from across the world of sport, commentator and former cricketer Michael Holding – whose impassioned on-air speech about the Black Lives Matter movement sparked an incredible response – delivers an eloquent, thoughtful and unflinching examination of systemic racism in both sport and society.


This Is The Book: Why We Kneel How We Rise

Sporting icons combine in a call for better education to beat racism.


The Shortlist

Little Wonder
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£14.99
Paperback
Too Many Reasons to Live
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£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Moth and the Mountain
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Damage
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£22.00
Hardback
This is Your Everest
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Why We Kneel How We Rise
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The Longlist

Please note: Unfortunately, two of this year’s selected titles – Becoming Brutal by Claire Smith and Black Champions in Cycling by Marlon Lee Moncrieffe – are currently unavailable on our website and so are not shown in our list below.

Evita Burned Down Our Pavilion
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Little Wonder
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£14.99
Paperback
Game On
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£20.00
Hardback
The Dream Factory
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£17.99
Hardback
Too Many Reasons to Live
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£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Moth and the Mountain
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Whose Game Is It Anyway?
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Out of Thin Air
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£9.99
Paperback
Damage
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£22.00
Hardback
Coasting
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£9.99
Paperback
This is Your Everest
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Why We Kneel How We Rise
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Barca
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£20.00
Hardback

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Previous Prize Winners

The Rodchenkov Affair
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The Great Romantic
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A Boy in the Water
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£9.99
Paperback
The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee
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Tom Simpson
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£36.00
Hardback
Barbarian Days
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£9.99
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The Game of Our Lives
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Night Games
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£15.99   £12.99
Paperback
Doped
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£9.99
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The Secret Race
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£9.99
Paperback
A Life Too Short
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£10.99
Paperback
Beware of the Dog
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£9.99
Paperback
Harold Larwood
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£12.99
Paperback
Coming Back To Me
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Provided You Don't Kiss Me
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Unforgivable Blackness
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Basil D'oliveira
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£10.99
Paperback