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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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