Kevin Sinfield’s autobiography is set to be released in May called the Extra Mile detailing his career and his courageous fight to raise awareness about Motor Neurone Disease in the name of former teammate Rob Burrow.
On the book, Leeds Rhinos legend Sinfield previously said:
“I’m proud of this book and I hope readers enjoy it too. It spans my life and career – rugby to now. Through my challenges, I’ve wanted the MND community, whose stories and pain are horrific, to smile in my discomfort. I’ve wanted to give them a glow inside that I’ve been willing to go through it. I hope this book can continue to share awareness about this terrible disease. And more broadly, I hope this book can help readers to conquer the challenges in their own lives. We can all go the extra mile.’
Century Publishing Director Ben Brusey bought world rights from Ruth Cairns at Featherstone Cairns. Brusey said: “I couldn’t be prouder to publish such an outstanding human being as Kevin Sinfield. The Extra Mile is no ordinary sports memoir. But Kevin Sinfield is no ordinary sportsman.
“His memoir is a beacon of hope and a story of superhuman courage. It will move readers to tears whilst making them marvel at the resilience of the human spirit. Publication next May will be a national publishing event and The Extra Mile is destined to become a future classic.”
Now the Rhinos have confirmed a number of events promoting the new book.
Here is the list:
Waterstones Tuesday 23rd May Book Signing, 1pm – Manchester Arndale, M43AQ
Waterstones Tuesday 23rd May In conversation event with Sally Nugent, 6:30pm – St Ann’s Church, Manchester M2 7LF
Waterstones Wednesday 24th May In conversation event with Jamie Jones-Buchanan, 6:30pm – The Ebor Suite, York Racecourse, YO23 1EX
Waterstones Thursday 25th May In conversation event with Rob Oates, 6:30pm – The Howard Suite, Headingley Stadium, LS6 3BR
Truman Books Friday 26th May Public Signing, 12:30-2:30pm – Truman Books, 95 Town Street, LS28 5HX
Friday 26th May Stadium Signing, 5-7pm – Headingley Stadium, LS6 3BR. Book sales with Philip Howard Books, Access only with match day ticket
Fanatics Saturday 27th May Stadium Signing, 12:45pm – England Rugby Store, Twickenham Stadium, TW2 7RE. Free no booking required
MNDA Monday 29th May Private Virtual Event for members of the MND Association, 6:30pm – Online
Waterstone Tuesday 30th May Public signing, 1230pm- Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1PJ
Waterstones Tuesday 30th May In conversation event with Clare Balding, 7:30pm – Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL