Ferguson and Redknapp on British Sports Book Awards longlist

Ferguson and Redknapp on British Sports Book Awards longlist

Autobiographies by Alex Ferguson, Ricky Hatton, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Harry Redknapp are on the longlist for the 12th Annual British Sports Book Awards.

The Hodder & Stoughton-published My Autobiography by the former Manchester United manager will compete against War and Peace: My Story by Ricky Hatton (Macmillan), Running: The Autobiography by Ronnie O'Sullivan (Orion) and Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp (Ebury Press).

Dennis Bergkamp’s Stillness and Speed: My Story (Simon & Schuster) and the runners the Brownlee brothers’ Swim, Bike, Run: Our Triathlon Story by Alistair & Jonathan Brownlee (Viking) are also in the running for the British Sports Book Awards Best Autobiography/Biography Award.

Other titles up for the prize are The Outsider: My Autobiography by Jimmy Connors (Bantam Press), Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius by Brough Scott (Racing Post Books), Driving Ambition: My Autobiography by Andrew Strauss (Hodder & Stoughton), Katherine Grainger: Dreams Do Come True by Katherine Grainger (Andre Deutsch) and Added Time: Surviving Cancer, Death Threats and the Premier League by Mark Halsey with Ian Ridley (Floodlit Dreams).

Ferguson said: "I am delighted to be nominated for this year's British Sports Book Awards and to also be in the company of so many sporting greats."

The shortlist will be announced on 28th April, along with the shortlists for the other eight categories: Best New Writer, Outstanding Sports Writing Award, Best Illustrated Book, Best Football Book, Best Cricket Book, Best Rugby Book, Best Horseracing Book and Best Publicity Campaign for a Sports Book.

The winners will be announced at the Lord's Cricket Ground at a “star studded award ceremony dinner” on 21st May 2014.

The British Sports Book Awards sponsors and partners this year include BT Sport, The Times, Getty Images, Arbuthnot Latham, Orion Books, Littlehampton Book Services and Robert Walters.