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SHORT LIST OF THE 2013 SPORTEL BOOK AWARDS!

 

Short List PDL 2013

The preselection Committee, chaired by the Secretary of the SPORTEL Book Awards Patrick Mahé, met on Thursday 27 September to extract the short-list of competing books.

This year, 32 publishers played the game well by sending 52 books, from 5 countries and covering 15 sports.

Result of a challenging preselection:
Comments of the Committee"
  • L’Alpe-d’Huez Les virages de la gloire, by Patrick Fillion (L’Équipe) "A legendary stage"
  • Chic, Le Sport ! by Jacques Henri Lartigue (Actes Sud) "The golden age, the birth of sport"
  • Chroniques du Tour de France, by Jean-Paul Ollivier (Larousse) "Page turner"
  • Coppi, by Herbie Sykes (Bloomsbury Publishing) "Good balance photo-text, melancholy"
  • Histoire de la Louis Vuitton Cup, by Bruno Troublé and François Chevalier (La Martinière) "The chic and historic""
  • Jours de Foot – La plus belle histoire du football mondial, by Serge and Françoise Laget (Chronique) "Sum for football fans"
  • La Légende du Léman – Bol d’Or Mirabaud, by Bernard Schopfer (Slatkine) "A nautical shift"
  • Les Légendes du Foot, by Thierry Roland (Larousse) "Page turner"
  • Roland – Garros 2013, by Alain Deflassieux (Solar) "Attractive, typographical modernization"
  • Rugby Nostalgie, by François Thomazeau (Hors Collection) "Book of discovery, treasure trove"
  • Tour de France – Les Trésors Officiels, by Serge Laget, Luke Edwardes-Evans and Andy McGrath (Hugo & Cie) "Page turner, Collector"
  • Tour de France 100, by Richard Moore (Bloomsbury Publishing) "Expertise of Richard Moore, aesthetics"
  • Treasures of the World Cup, by Keir Radnedge (Carlton Publishing Group) "Digest enriched"
  • Year Book, by Dominique Granger and Patrice Souvignet (Stance Kiteboarding Attitude) "Punch of extreme sport"
  • 50 ans de Formule 1, by Rainer W.Schlegelmilch (Place des Victoires) "50 years of privacy with drivers"

Three main themes emerged:

  • Cycling, with the 100 years of the Tour de France;
  • Football, on the eve of the 2014 World Cup;
  • Formula 1 and its 50 years.

Other sports came out the competing books:
Sailing, tennis, rugby, extreme sport: kiteboarding, as well as an album about the birth of sport.

Appointment made on Tuesday 15 October to discover the winners of 2013!

 

 

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