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William Hill Sports Book of the Year; Shobana Jeyasingh; Marius and Fanny

Arts interviews, news and reviews. Mark Lawson announces the winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and speaks to the choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh.

With Mark Lawson.

The winner of the 25th William Hill Sports Book of the Year is announced live on Front Row from the ceremony in London. The books by the six authors shortlisted for the £25,000 prize cover genetics in sport, Lance Armstrong's doping, international football, rowing, Hitler's Berlin, corruption in cricket, and a racehorse doping gang.

The shortlist in full (alphabetically by author's surname):

The Boys In The Boat: An Epic True-Life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin by Daniel James Brown
The Sports Gene: What Makes The Perfect Athlete by David Epstein
Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld by Ed Hawkins
I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Lagercrantz and Ruth Urbom
Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang by Jamie Reid
Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh

Mark talks to choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, who is renowned for dance creations of visceral energy. This autumn tbe Southbank Centre celebrates her company's 25th anniversary.

The French writer Marcel Pagnol is best-known for the 1986 screen adaptations of two of his books: Jean De Florette and Manon Des Sources. Actor Daniel Auteuil shot to fame in both films, and he's now directing Pagnol's Marseille trilogy: Marius, Fanny Et César. Fanny and Marius are released this week. Novelist Kamila Shamsie reviews.

Producer: Timothy Prosser.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Sports Book of the Year - 1st half

    Duration: 08:04

  • Marius and Fanny

    Duration: 03:38

  • Shobana Jeyasingh

    Duration: 06:39

  • Sports Book of the Year - 2nd half

    Duration: 09:19

William Hill Sports Book Of The Year - Shortlist 2013

William Hill Sports Book Of The Year - Shortlist 2013

The Boys In The Boat: An Epic True-Life Journey to the Heart of Hitler’s Berlin by Daniel James Brown

 

The Sports Gene: What Makes The Perfect Athlete by David Epstein

 

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket’s Underworld by Ed Hawkins

 

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Lagercrantz and Ruth Urbom

 

Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang by Jamie Reid

 

Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh

Shobana Jeyasingh

Shobana Jeyasingh

Shobana Jeyasingh’s Strange Blooms is at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in London 3rd and 4th December 2013.‎

Marius and Fanny

Marius is in cinemas from 29th November, certificate 12A.

Fanny is in cinemas from 29th November, certificate PG.

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Presenter Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest Shobana Jeyasingh
Producer Timothy Prosser

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