The Cross Sports Book Awards

Cross Sports Book awards - the autobiographies

Since its inception in 2003 as the National Sporting Club Book Awards, the Cross Sports Book Awards forms one of the two principle celebrations of sports writing in Britain.

The Cross Sports Book Awards offer a genuinely comprehensive sweep of the publishing field; with ten separate categories, covering everything from individual pursuits such as cycling and football through to outstanding sports writing in general, the Awards offer a unique opportunity to highlight the very best publishing of the previous calendar year.

Following the unveiling of the key Autobiography of the Year shortlist on March 23rd, today saw the announcement of the complete rundown of shortlist contenders, including the significant new category of International Sports Autobiography of the Year. The latter contains at least two notable bestsellers for us, including My Fight, Your Fight from the all-conquering Ronda Rousey and Red Bull Formula One legend Mark Webber’s Aussie Grit.

The prestigious Best Autobiography of the Year is no less compelling, with the runaway hit My Story by Steven Gerard competing with titles from snooker genius Steve Davis, cricket broadcaster David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, champion jockey Sir Anthony McCoy and two books steeped in the world of motor sport - Formula One and Beyond from FIA president Max Moseley and Formula One world champion Nigel Mansell’s memoir Staying on Track. The entire shortlist in full can be found on the Cross Sports Books Awards website.

In a little over a month, the final outcome will be revealed at the upcoming 2016 Awards ceremony, presented at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on 1st June, followed by an online public vote determining the Overall Cross Sports Book of the Year. In the meantime, we certainly wish the contenders the very best of luck and we’ll be diving in ourselves to explore the shortlists’ pleasures.

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Cross Autobiography of the Year shortlist

Interesting
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Steve Davis
£8.99 Paperback
My Story
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Steven Gerrard
£5.99 Paperback
Last in the Tin Bath
Staying on Track
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Winner: My Racing Life
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Formula One and Beyond
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The Times Biography of the Year shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Speed Kings
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Andy Bull
£8.99 Paperback
Arsene Wenger
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John Cross
£20.00 Hardback
A Man's World
Donald McRae
£20.00 Hardback
Amazing Grace
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Richmond Unchained
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Littlehampton Book Services Cricket Book of the Year shortlist

Cricket: The Game of Life
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Summer's Crown

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Stephen Chalke
£20.00 Hardback
The Art of Centuries
Chasing Shadows
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E Cartledge
£12.99 Paperback
Fire in Babylon
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Simon Lister
£18.99 Hardback
Amazing Grace
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Cycling Book of the Year shortlist

Alpe D'huez
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Peter Cossins
£8.99 Paperback
The Badger
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To Hell on a Bike
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The Racer
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David Millar
£7.49 Paperback
The Yellow Jersey Club
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The World of Cycling According to G
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Barclays Football Book of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Living on the Volcano
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Arsene Wenger
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John Cross
£20.00 Hardback
The Dirty Game
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Andrew Jennings
£12.99 Paperback
Forever Boys
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James Lawton
£9.99 Paperback
Matchdays
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Ronald Reng
£7.49 Paperback
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Blink Publishing General Outstanding Sports Writing Award

A Dazzling Darkness
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£9.99 Hardback
Two Hours
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Ed Caesar
£7.49 Paperback
The Fixer
John Daniell
£14.99 Paperback
Barbarian Days
William Finnegan
£14.99 Paperback
The Bolt Supremacy
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Federer and Me
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Illustrated Book of the Year

Triathlon!
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Matthew Baird
£25.00 Hardback
Those Summers of Cricket
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£20.00 Hardback
Le Tour de France 2015
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1/1000th
Bob Martin
£50.00 Hardback
Liverpool FC: This is Anfield
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Cross International Autobiography of the Year Award

Commitment
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Didier Drogba
£20.00 Hardback
Blindsided
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Michael Lynagh
£20.00 Hardback
Moody Blue
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Marco Negri
£19.99 Hardback
My Fight / Your Fight
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Aussie Grit
Mark Webber
£15.99 Hardback
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Freshtime New Writer of the Year

The Longest Fight
Two Hours
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Ed Caesar
£7.49 Paperback
Run, Ride, Sink or Swim
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Runner
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Lizzy Hawker
£12.99 Paperback
Dark Mermaids
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Arbuthnot Latham Rugby Book of the Year

The Oval World
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Tony Collins
£12.99 Paperback
After the Final Whistle
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No Borders
Tom English
£19.99 Hardback
Man & Ball
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Stephen Ferris
£9.99 Paperback
Bomb
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Adam Jones
£9.99 Paperback
The Iron Curtain
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Phil Larder
£18.99 Hardback