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LANCE

HARDY

Biography

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LANCE HARDY is a critically-acclaimed, best-selling author and ghostwriter, who has been shortlisted twice at the British Sports Book Awards. He is also a well-respected and successful television producer and media consultant. 

A former Editor at BBC Sport, he held senior positions on Football FocusFinal Score, Match of the Day and Late Kick Offand produced and directed several sports documentaries. He has worked on numerous major sports events around the world, including six World Cups, four Women's World Cups, four Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and the ICC T20 World Cup. He edited The Cricket Show for Sky Sport while living and working in New Zealand. 

He is currently based in Yorkshire, but still travels a lot (75 countries and counting), mainly due to his on-going work with various international clients. He has been a contributing writer for kicker Sport-magazin in Germany since 2011.

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Books

BOOKS

BOBBY DAZZLER

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Orion Books 2006.

 

Book of the Week, The Independent.

Top-selling sports book on Amazon.co.uk

TFTRW 1 

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Tales From Publishing 2015. 

 

First volume of three-book series on Sunderland AFC.

Features Jim Montgomery, Gary Bennett, Gary Rowell and more.

INTERESTING

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Ebury Press 2015.

 

Shortlisted for Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards.

Sunday Times bestseller.

Top-selling sports book on Amazon.co.uk 

Also published in German and Polish.

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Orion Books 2009.

Shortlisted for Football Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards.

Nominated for the British Society of Sports History Literary Prize.

Sports Book of the Week, The Independent on Sunday.

Top-selling football book on Amazon.co.uk

TFTRW 2

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Tales From Publishing 2017.

 

Second volume of three-book series on Sunderland AFC.

Features Stan Anderson, Stefan Schwarz, Tony Towers and more.

 FOOTBALLER

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Bantam Press 2012.

Top-selling football book on Amazon.co.uk

TFTRW 3

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Tales From Publishing 2018.

 

Third volume of three-book series on Sunderland AFC.

Features Malcolm Crosby, Lawrie McMenemy, Gustavo Poyet, Peter Reid and more.

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News & Events

news & EVENTS

"FAT, BOOZY AND TOOTHLESS" : The Life and Times of Jocky Wilson is scheduled to be published by Polaris Publishing in October 2021.

 

SIR BOB MURRAY : MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY  by Sir Bob Murray CBE with Lance Hardy is scheduled to be published by Vision Sports Publishing in September 2022. 

AMBER AND BLACK EXHIBITION, celebrating the history of Worksop Town Football Club, curated by Lance Hardy and John Stocks, is scheduled to be held at Worksop Library in October 2022.

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