William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012

Published November 11, 2012 by OCR Editor

William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012

This year's winner will announced on Monday 26th November 2012.

William Hill claim they have never had such a wide variety of sports represented in their Sports Book Prize. The bookmakers have sponsored this literary prize for twenty-three consecutive years and have never been so pleased with the breadth of sports coverage as with the 2012 William Hill Sports Book Prize shortlist: aside from the anticipated football and motor-racing titles, this year's nominations include the autobiographies of Ironman Triathalon and Squash champions.

James Willstrop's "Shot and a Ghost: A Year in the Brutal World of Professional Squash" was self-published and co-written with "The Daily Telegraph's" Rod Gilmour.

In 'A Life Without Limits" Chrissie Wellington looks back on her a career as four-time Ironman Triathalon World Champion.

Another title to look out for is Fibber in the Heat where comedian Miles Jupp ( The Thick of It) blags his way into the cricket press corps during England's Test series in India.

The short-list

The William Hill Sports Book of the Year is the world's largest sports literary prize. The winner receives a cash prize of £24,000, a £2,000 William Hill bet, a day at the races and a specially-commissioned handbound copy of their book. This year's winner will announced on Monday 26th November 2012.

William Hill offers an extensive range of sports at (weblink). From golf, to handball to darts, they have it covered.

The full list of William Hill 2012 Sports Book of the Year reads as follows:

Fibber In The Heat, by Miles Jupp

That Near-Death Thing - Inside The TT: The World's Most Dangerous Race, by Rick Broadbent

Running With The Kenyans - Discovering The Secrets Of The Fastest People On Earth, by Adharanand Finn

The Secret Race - Inside The Hidden World Of The Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, And Winning At All Costs, by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

Be Careful What You Wish For, by Simon Jordan

A Life Without Limits - A World Champion's Journey, by Chrissie Wellington with Michael Aylwin

Shot And A Ghost: A Year In The Brutal World Of Professional Squash, by James Willstrop with Rod Gilmour

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