McCrae's book 'In Sunshine or in Shadow: How
Boxing Brought Hope in the Troubles' is based on how boxing
trainer Gerry Storey ran his Belfast gym during the Troubles and
trained fighters on both the Republican and Loyalist sides.
Hamilton's 'The Great Romantic: Cricket and the Golden Age of
Neville Cardus' revolves around the 20th-century pioneer in
An autobiography from soccer whistleblower Andy Woodward, who
exposed the scandal of sexual abuse in youth clubs, was also on
the list, alongside former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick
Reilly's 'Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump'.
The winner of the award will be announced in London on Dec. 5.
The William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award bills itself as
the world's longest established and richest sporting literary
prize. It was first awarded in 1989. This year's winning author
will receive a 30,000 pound ($38,955) cash prize and a trophy.
SHORTLIST FOR 2019
The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human
Endurance - Adharanand Finn
The Great Romantic: Cricket and the Golden Age of Neville Cardus
- Duncan Hamilton
In Sunshine or in Shadow: How Boxing Brought Hope in the
Troubles - Donald McRae
Rough Magic: Riding the World's Wildest Horse Race - Lara
Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump - Rick Reilly
Position of Trust: A football dream betrayed - Andy Woodward
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian
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