‘Got, Not Got’ was named as runner-up in the Football Book of the Year category at Monday night’s British Sports Book Awards ceremony at the Savoy Hotel…
The winning title was Ronald Reng’s ‘A Life Too Short’ the moving biography of Robert Enke, the German goalkeeper who killed himself while suffering from depression in 2009.
The Outstanding contribution to sports writing award went to Nick Hornby on the 20th Anniversary of the ground-breaking ‘Fever Pitch’.
Other category winners were:
Best Autobiography/Biography: Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson by Paul Kimmage (Simon & Schuster)
Best Cricket Book: Fred Trueman: The Authorised Biography by Chris Waters (Aurum)
Best Football Book: A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng (Yellow Jersey)
Best Golf Book: The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers by Andy Farrell (Elliott & Thompson)
Best Horse-racing Book: Beyond the Frame: Great Racing Photographs by Edward Whitaker (Racing Post Books)
Best Illustrated Book: Wimbledon: Visions of the Championships by Bob Martin (Vision Sports Publishing)
Best Motorsport Book: Ultimate E-type: The Competition Cars by Philip Porter (Porter Press International)
Best new writer: The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn’t Stop by Bill Jones (Mainstream)
Best Rugby Book: Higgy: Matches, Microphones and MS by Alastair Hignell (Bloomsbury)
Best Publicity Campaign for a Sports Book: Clare Drysdale for Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes (Allen & Unwin) Best Retailer: Waterstones
You can buy ‘Got, Not Got’ from award winning retailers Waterstones here…