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The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced in late November.

Dennis Bergkamp's Stillness and Speed has been named on the longlist.
Dennis Bergkamp's Stillness and Speed has been named on the longlist.

IRISH JOURNALIST DAVID Walsh has been included on the longlist for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

‘Seven Deadly Sins,’ Walsh’s memoir of his work to expose cycling drugs cheat Lance Armstrong, is one of 17 titles in contention for the £25,000 first prize.

Among the other nominees are ‘Immortal,’ Duncan Hamilton’s approved biography of George Best, ‘The Sports Gene’ by David Epstein, and Sid Lowe’s history of the Barcelona-Real Madrid rivalry, ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga.’

The shortlist will be announced on 5 October and the winner will be announced on 27 November.

The award was won last year by Daniel Coyle and Tyler Hamilton, authors of ‘The Secret Race.’

William Hill Sports Book of the Year — 2013 longlist

  • I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic — Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Lagercrantz and Ruth Urbom
  • The Metaphysics of Ping-Pong – Guido Mina di Sospiro
  • The Outsider: My Autobiography – Jimmy Connors
  • You Don’t Know Me But… A Footballer’s Life — Clarke Carlisle
  • Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang – Jamie Reid
  • Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket’s Underworld – Ed Hawkins
  • Domestique: The True Life Ups and Downs of a Tour Pro — Charly Wegelius and Tom Southam
  • Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong — David Walsh
  • The Boys In The Boat: An Epic True-Life Journey to the Heart of Hitler’s Berlin — Daniel James Brown
  • Fear And Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona Vs Real Madrid — Sid Lowe
  • Stillness and Speed: My Story – Dennis Bergkamp
  • Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top – A Biography – Philippe Auclair
  • The Sports Gene: What Makes The Perfect Athlete — David Epstein
  • Running My Life: The Autobiography — Seb Coe
  • Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius — Brough Scott
  • Immortal: The Approved Biography of George Best — Duncan Hamilton
  • Dreams Do Come True: The Autobiography — Katherine Grainger

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