The Prize is awarded each year by the British Society of Sports History to the best book on sports history in Britain or the best book on sports history written by a British author. Exceptional books on sport in other parts of the English-speaking world may also be considered.
Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History
The short list for the Aberdare Prize for books published in 2010 is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Duncan Hamilton, A Last English Summer (Quercus)
Tony Mason and Eliza Riedi, Sport and the Military: The British Armed Forces 1880-1960 (Cambridge University Press)
Kevin McCarthy, Gold, Silver and Green: The Irish Olympic Journey, 1896-1924 (Cork University Press)
Kay Schiller and Christopher Young, The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany (University of California Press)
Caroline Symons, The Gay Games: A History (Routledge)
Jonathan Wilson, The Anatomy of England: A History in Ten Matches (Orion)
The winner will be announced at the BSSH conference on 2-3 September 2011.
Aberdare Prize Committee: Jason Wood (Chair), Dil Porter and Joyce Kay