The Lord Aberdare Literary Prize

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 which fulfils one or more of the following criteria:

  • Discusses events which took place in Britain or the British world;
  • Is written by a British author;
  • Is written by an author working at a British university.

The British Society of Sports History appoints a panel of three judges to consider submissions.

Heather Dichter wins 2022 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize
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Nominations for our Lord Aberdare Literary Prize are open!
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Robert Colls wins 2021 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize
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Aberdare Prize 2021 Shortlist
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2020 Shortlist
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Previous winners of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize
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