THE NEW autobiography of snooker legend Steve Davis is to be published next week.
Titled by his famous nickname ‘Interesting’ the book will tell the story of the six-times world champion’s life on the green baize. It is set for release on April 9 to coincide with this year’s World Championship.
Ghosted by Lance Hardy and published by Ebury, the book will be an “intimate story of snooker’s golden era as witnessed” through Davis’ eyes, as well as the story of how he became a snooker player.
Davis is viewed globally as one of the sport’s greatest players having won the World Championship on six occasions at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre – only Stephen Hendry has won it more times.
Davis, who now works as a pundit for the BBC’s snooker coverage. has previously authored a short book on his first World Championship, as well as two cookbooks. His latest book will also be available on Kindle.
He said: “I’m excited to be working with Ebury and this book is set to lift the lid on the sordid world of the practice room at the Crucible and what type of chalk I used during the ‘80s.
“It’s going to be a rollercoaster of unemotional analyses; of what makes a pro snooker player wake up, practice for eight hours a day, and then have an early night in preparation for more of the same the very next day.”
Andrew Goodfellow, deputy publisher at Ebury Publishing, acquired world rights to the book from Barry Hearn at Matchroom Sport.
Andrew added: “Steve, the man behind the ‘boring’ tag, has actually always been the sport’s smartest, sharpest and wittiest man – I’m thrilled to have him on board. He’s a bona fide sporting legend and I think his autobiography could become the defining book on snooker.”
The book will be available to buy in all good book shops in the UK and Ireland, Amazon and other websites.