The longlist for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year 2008 has been announced:
Paul Canoville - Black and Blue (Headline)
John Carlin - Playing the Enemy (Atlantic)
Janie Hampton - The Austerity Olympics [London 1948] (Aurum)
Rebecca Jenkins - The First London Olympics 1908 (Piatkus)
Richard Moore - Heroes, Villains and Velodromes (Harper)
Haruki Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Harvill Secker)
Musa Okwonga - A Cultured Left Foot (Duckworth)
Rowan Simons - Bamboo Goalposts (Macmillan)
Ed Smith - What Sport Tells Us About Life (Penguin)
Jackie Stewart - Winning is not enough (Headline)
Marcus Trescothick - Coming back to me: The Autobiography (Harper)
Jeremy Whittle - Bad Blood (Yellow Jersey)
Jonathan Wilson - Inverting the Pyramid (Orion)
The Short-list will be announced on BBC Radio 5 Live by Chairman of the Judging Panel, John Gaustad, on the Simon Mayo show on Thursday, October 30. The winner will also be announced live on the programme on Monday, November 24.
Judging Panel: John Inverdale; Danny Kelly; Hugh McIlvanney; Alyson Rudd.