Nick Hornby will receive a special award at this year's British Sports Book Awards.

The author and lifelong Arsenal fan will be recognised for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing’ 20 years on from the publication of 'Fever Pitch'.

Hornby's seminal book examines what it means to be a football fan and focuses on his love for Arsenal.

'Fever Pitch' sold over a million copies in the United Kingdom and won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 1992.

Hornby will receive his latest award at the 10th Annual British Sports Awards on May 21 at the Savoy Hotel in London.

Click here for full details of the event.

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