WILLIAM HILL 
SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

1989-2002

The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize is the only one, among the more than 300 book prizes awarded annually in Britain, specifically for sports books. First presented in 1989, the primary purpose of the award is to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding sports books, and to offer a financial reward to their authors.

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2002 Donald McRae In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens
2001 Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse
2000 Lance Armstrong It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
1999 Derek Birley A Social History of English Cricket
1998 Robert Twigger Angry White Pyjamas: An Oxford Poet Trains with the Tokyo Riot Police
1997 Simon Hughes A Lot of Hard Yakka
1996 Donald McRae Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing
1995 John Feinstein A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour
1994 Simon Kuper Football Against the Enemy
1993 Stephen Jones Endless Winter: The Inside Story of the Rugby Revolution
1992 Nick Hornby Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life
1991 Thomas Hauser Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
1990 Paul Kimmage A Rough Ride: An Insight into Pro Cycling
1989 Don Topolski & Patrick Robinson True Blue: The Oxford Boat Race Mutiny

 
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