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Kimmage wins 2012 British Sports Book title

Simon & Schuster's Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson by Paul Kimmage has been named best autobiography/biography at this year's British Sports Book Awards, with Waterstones named the best sports book retailer of the year.

The prize ceremony took place last night [21st May] at the Savoy in London, with each award presented by the head of judges and a different celebrity guest.

All winners are now eligible for the best overall sports book of the year award, with a public vote www.britishsportsbookawards.co.uk to open this morning at 10 a.m. and running until 10th June, with the winner to be announced on 11th June.

Winners in full:

Outstanding contribution to sports writing: Nick Hornby

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