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‘Chasing Shadows’ wins UK Sports Book Award

Australian authors Tim Lane and Elliot Cartledge have won the Cricket Book of the Year award at the UK Cross Sports Book Awards, for Chasing Shadows (Hardie Grant), a biography of cricket journalist Peter Roebuck.

Lane and Cartledge’s book was chosen from a shortlist of six. In total ten category winners were announced, including in autobiography, biography, illustrated book, outstanding sports writing, and new writer categories.

Lane and Cartledge said in a statement they are ‘thrilled to be acknowledged for Chasing Shadows’. ‘Our subject was a complex man whose life veered between the brilliant and bewildering,’ the authors said. ‘During our undertaking we, too, veered—was he guilty of the allegation that led to his arrest and subsequent death, or not guilty and unfairly targeted and maligned? Our book was prompted by this ongoing mystery and drove us during our travels and travails.’

Established in 2002, the British Sports Book Awards were created to ‘highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year, to showcase their merits and to enhance their reputation and profile’. To view the winners in each category, visit the awards website here.


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