Feinstein wins the top award

Sports books

This year's William Hill Sports Book of the Year was won by the American author John Feinstein for A Good Walk Spoiled which is published by Little, Brown. It is the first time in the seven years of the award that a book about golf has won. Feinstein's prize is pounds 5,000, plus a free pounds 500 bet.

OTHER BOOKS SHORT-LISTED: Left Foot Forward by Gary Nelson (Headline), The Far Corner by Harry Pearson (Little, Brown), Bull by Howard Wright (Timeform), The Prizefighters by Arlene Schulman (Virgin) and Out of Bounds by Lauren St John (Transworld).