Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Edit Basket Go to Checkout
Select Currency: $ £
The Maker of Swans
Harry Potter Page
Books in the Media
Game of Thrones
The Sympathizer
Animators Survival Kit

Paul Kimmage wins British Sports Book of the Year

18th June 2012

Paul Kimmage has won the overall Sports Book of the Year prize for Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson at the 2012 British Sports Book Awards (BSBA).

The book documents the life of Matt Hampson, a former England under-21 rugby player who was paralysed in an accident during scrummaging practice in 2005, and the way in which he has adapted to live with quadriplegia.

Kimmage beat off stiff competition from a strong shortlist to win the award, which is voted for online by members of the public after nine category victors are announced at the BSBA ceremony in late May.

The contenders included the 2011 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Ronald Reng's A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke, which had triumphed in the BSBA football category, and the cricket category winner Fred Trueman: The Authorised Biography by Chris Waters.

Mick Dennis, chair of the BSBA sports biography of the year judging panel, commented: 'At the heart of Engage is a remarkable and inspiring story. You have to overcome that thought of "Do I really want to read that?" Yes you do! It's outstandingly written and a life-affirming book.'

Kimmage added that writing the book was the most difficult thing he has ever done, but also the most satisfying.

'It's a great honour to win from such a strong shortlist of books but the real buzz is being able to share this award with Matt, a great friend and the most courageous and inspiring person I've ever met,' he added.

Latest Blog
Sophie Hannah on the Galaxy Quick Reads 2016 reading campaign
04/02/2016

As part of Galaxy Quick Reads 2016 reading campaign that encourages lapsed and non readers to rediscover the pleasure of reading, Sophie Hannah has edited a collection of short Poirot stories - Agatha Christie, The Double Clue. Sophie Hannah explains why Agatha Christie is ideal for new readers.

#FoylesFaves: Marcel Proust
02/02/2016

Blog of the Week
01/02/2016

We love book blogs full of passion, enthusiasm, opinions and insight. This week we are excited about For Winter Nights - A Bookish Blog.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd