The autobiography of snooker player Steve Davis will be available in 2015, and published by Ebury, The Bookseller has reported. The sportsman is no stranger to seeing his name in print, and actually quite the deadpan character - in spite of the accepted view of his being one of British sport's less exciting personalities.
The London-born veteran of the snooker circuit has been known as "Interesting" and the "Romford Robot" in his 36 years on the felt. But Ebury's deputy publisher, Andrew Goodfellow, is looking forward to producing a book rich on insight, and knows the man himself his well worthy of the deal.
“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.”
In what is set to be both a key title about the world of snooker - and the definitive story of Davis himself - snooker and sports fans are likely to find an engaging and telling read.
Davis himself has said he is "excited" to be working with Ebury, although we're assuming his promise to reveal "what sort of chalk I was using in the '80s", as well as delivering, "a rollercoaster of unemotional analysis" won't be part of the marketing drive.
The book is expected in the Spring of 2015, to coincide with the Snooker World Championship.