Ex boxer Mike Tyson, retired Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas and Olympic gold-medallist Nicole Cooke are among those who have been longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014.
Mike Tyson makes it for his “no-holds-barred” autobiography Undisputed Truth written with Larry Sloman. Gareth Thomas, the high-profile sportsman who came out recently, has been longlisted for his autobiography Proud. Nicole Cooke, the first British cyclist to have been ranked world number one, is listed for her autobiography The Breakaway.
Matt Dickinson’s Bobby Moore: The Man in Full
Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon by Elizabeth Wilson
Anna Krien’s Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport.
Mountaineer and long distance runner Kilian Jornet’s memoir Run or Die
Stuck in a Moment: The Ballad of Paul Vaessen by Stewart Taylor
Other contenders are (please reserve them if you fancy reading them):
Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport by Rob Steen
Alone, a biography of figure skater John Curry by Bill Jones