Errol Christie with Tony McMahon's NO PLACE TO HIDE is on the shortlist for the British Sports Books Awards in the category of Best Autobiography. The shortlist features Henry Olonga, Brian Moore, John Hartson, Laurent Fignon and Kenny Dalglish.
A highlight for the sports publishing year, the British Sports Books Awards is in its ninth year running. Other categories include Best Biography, Best Football Book, Best Cricket Book and Best Rugby Book. The winners will be named at a ceremony at The Savoy Hotel on 9 May. The winners in each category will then be entered into a public vote to find the best overall sports book of the year. For more information on the award, please click here.
Errol's appropriately hard-hitting autobiography written with journalist Tony McMahon, NO PLACE TO HIDE: How I Put the Black in the Union Jack is published in the UK by Aurum Press.
Praise for NO PLACE TO HIDE:
'Christie's gift to us is in his bitter, poignant evocation of a time when to be black in a British ring, or anywhere near a riot, was to be taken for the devil. He writes as if he never got over it ... His is a chilling read ... engrossing.' -- The Observer
'This is an engaging book, written in a direct and powerful style, and is far more than just another sporting yarn: it's honest, controversial, and moving. Get ready for a glimpse of life in 'Ghost Town' Coventry and beyond.' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly