Beware of the Dog named sports book of 2010
1st December 2010
Brian Moore has scooped the richest prize in the sports writing world with his autobiography Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hardman Reveals All.
The former England and British Lions rugby union hooker has been named the winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010, which carries a prize of GBP 22,000 and a GBP 2,000 bet with the bookmaker.
William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe, the co-founder of the award, commented: 'This is no ordinary book. Candid and rigorous, it's a uniquely engaging book and a fascinating exploration of what lies beneath the tough exterior of one of England's greatest rugby players.'
In taking home the accolade, Moore triumphed over a shortlist that included twice-winner Duncan Hamilton, with Provided You Don't Kiss Me, and Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi.
Catrine Clay's Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend, Blood Knots by Luke Jennings and Matthew Syed's Bounce: How Champions Are Made were also in the running for the prize.
Last year, Hamilton won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award with his biography Harold Larwood.