We are delighted that Jenny Landreth's book Swell: A Waterbiography (Bloomsbury) is one of five books on the William Hill longlist authored by women, with a total of nine female authors and co-authors – by far the highest number to have been nominated in the Award’s history.
The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award is the world's longest established and most valuable literary sports-writing prize. As well as a £29,000 cash prize, this year’s winning author will receive a free £2,500 William Hill bet, and a day at the races. The shortlist will be announced on 24th October 2017. The winner will be announced at an afternoon reception at BAFTA, in central London, on Tuesday 28th November. Good luck, Jenny!