NINE SHORTLISTINGS AT BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS
Pitch Publishing is delighted to announce that eight titles have been shortlisted for awards at this year's Telegraph Sports Book Awards, across six categories.
The Football Book of the Year award, sponsored for the first time by CLOC Printing, features two Pitch titles, and is selected once again by the Football Writers’ Association. Their final list includes David Tossell’s Natural, a revealing and comprehensive biography of one of England’s most loved footballers, Jimmy Greaves.
Steven Scragg is also shortlisted; he pays homage to the European Cup Winners’ Cup with A Tournament Frozen In Time, charting its distinct history through the unique, eccentric stories it created.
Tossell's Natural is also shortlisted for the Biography of the Year award, while Franklyn Stephenson’s My Song Shall Be Cricket, which publishes in paperback later this year, is shortlisted in the Pinsent Masons International Autobiography of the Year category.
The Telegraph Sports Autobiography of the Year shortlist was revealed in May, and features Emile Heskey's Even Heskey Scored, alongside his friend and former Liverpool and England teammate Michael Owen's book Reboot.
Jonathan Rice fascinating story behind a painting of Kent v Lancashire in 1906 with Stories of Cricket’s Finest Painting is in the General Outstanding Sports Writing category.
While three Pitch titles are shortlisted for the Best Illustrated Sports Book of the Year: Lap of Honour by Tim Hain, An A to Z of Football Collectibles by Carl Wilkes, A Life Behind the Lens by Richard Pelham.
The full list of Pitch Publishing's shortlisted titles are as follows:
Football Book of the Year
Natural, By David Tossell
A Tournament Frozen in Time, by Steven Scragg
Biography of the Year
Natural, by David Tossell
International Autobiography of the Year
My Song Shall be Cricket, by Franklyn Stephenson and Dave Bracegirdle
Sport Autobiography of the Year
Even Heskey Scored, by Emile Heskey and Dean Eldredge
General Outstanding Sports Writing
Stories of Cricket’s Finest Painting, by Jonathan Rice
Best Illustrated Sports Book of the Year
An A to Z of Football Collectibles, by Carl Wilkes
Lap of Honour, by Tim Hain
A Life Behind the Lens, by Richard Pelham
The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 winners will be digitally announced on July 15th. The online announcement will replace the traditional celebration at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 are grateful to our sponsors and partners, including The Telegraph, Sky Sports, BBC Sport, CLOC Printing, The Football Writers’ Association, Pinsent Masons, VAARU Cycles, The Rugby Writers and Sir Tim Rice’s The Heartaches. The Sports Book Awards official charity partner is now the excellent
National Literacy Trust, who are also collaborating with the awards to help launch the inaugural Children’s Sports Book of the Year award. You can find more information about The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 at their website.