At the North American Sport History Association conference in Berkeley which over 300 academics attended not just from the USA and Canada but also from across the world. I chaired a couple of sessions on sport and the visual and commented on one. I also chaired the NASSH Book Award Committee and presented the prizes at the final ceremony. I have been doing it for four years and this is my last year. It has been a privilege to read so many excellent books on sport each year, and a real challenge to work towards making a final choice. My fellow committee members, all well-published authors in their own right, have been a privilege to work with – positive, thoughtful, insightful and able to comment critically on the books we’ve read and evaluate them with keen eyes.