The Lord Aberdare Literary Prize is awarded each year by the British Society of Sports History for the best book on any aspect of the history of sport in Britain or for the best book on any aspect of sports history written by a British author.
The British Society of Sports History appoints a panel of three judges to consider submissions. The prize will be awarded at the Society’s conference (to be held in September 2017) and the winner will be invited to present a paper to the conference the following year (in 2018).
The Society would welcome submission of any books published in 2016 that meet the criteria outlined above. Please note that the book must have a 2016 publication. Reprints, new editions and paperback editions of books previously issued as hardbacks before 2016 are not eligible. Pre-released books with advance publications dates of 2017 that appeared in 2016 are ineligible until next year and will be held over. Edited collections and symposia do not qualify.
Should you wish to enter any books for the Aberdare prize this year, please confirm your intentions to the chair of the panel, Alison Goodrum, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please use ‘ABERDARE PRIZE SUBMISSION’ as the subject title of your email. You will receive a response with the names and postal details of the three members of the judging panel and should forward a copy of your nominated title to each of them by the deadline given below.
The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2017 (late entries will not be considered).
In considering the suitability of a book for submission, it may help to know that recent winners have included: