One Day As A Tiger shortlisted for British Sports Book Awards
- Thursday 30th April 2015
This is the thirteenth year of the Awards – the major annual promotion for sports writing and publishing, which exists to highlight the most outstanding sports book of the previous calendar year.
One Day As A Tiger is one of six titles shortlisted for the Biography of the Year category. The book, which also won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, is an account of the life of mountaineer Alex MacIntyre – Porter’s friend and climbing partner. MacIntyre was one of the brightest stars of Britain’s golden age of mountaineering, establishing daring new routes in the Alps, Andes and Himalaya. He was killed at the age of just twenty-eight by a single falling stone while attempting a new climb on the gigantic south face of Annapurna.
The book’s shortlisting represents an important recognition of the exceptional standard of writing within the mountain literature genre. This is only the second time a mountaineering book has been shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards since their establishment thirteen years ago and follows Harriet Tuckey’s 2014 win in the Outstanding Sports Writing category for Everest – The First Ascent.
Author John Porter (pictured right) – who is originally from Massachusetts and now lives in the Cumbrian Lake District – will be going along to the awards ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground on 3 June when the category winners will be announced. These will then be put to public vote to decide the overall winner, which will be announced on 18 June.
One Day As a Tiger is available to buy direct from Vertebrate priced £14.95.