Beckham and Murray on British Sports Book Awards shortlists

Beckham and Murray on British Sports Book Awards shortlists

David Beckham, Andy Murray and Ronnie O’Sullivan are among the sports stars competing for prizes at this year’s British Sports Book Awards.

Beckham’s David Beckham (Headline) and Murray’s Seventy Seven (Headline) will vie for Best Illustrated Book of the Year against four other titles.

Snooker player O’Sullivan’s Running (Orion) and tennis star Jimmy Connors’ The Outsider (Bantam Press) are among the eight-strong shortlist for Autobiography/Biography of the Year.

Other awards include Publicity Campaign of the Year, for which the shortlist is Anna Pallai at Faber & Faber for Red or Dead by David Peace; Laura Lees and Orlando Mowbray at HarperCollins for Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson; Karen Geary and Rebecca Mundy at Hodder for My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson; Louise Court at Yellow Jersey Press for The Sports Gene by David Epstein; Julia Murday at Penguin Books for I Am Zlatan by Zlatan Ibrahimovic; and Helen Mockridge at Simon & Schuster for Stillness and Speed by Dennis Bergkamp.

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, on Wednesday 21st May, hosted by Jonathan Agnew.

After the individual category winners have been announced on 21st May, each will then be promoted in a media and retail campaign with an online public vote determining the Overall British Sports Book of the Year.

The full shortlists can be viewed on the British Sports Book Awards website.