Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2022

Yesterday one of my favourite books prizes announced their shortlists for their various prizes and her they all are:

Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year

Fifty Sounds by Polly Barton

Minarets in the Mountains by Tharik Hussain

Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles

The Amur River by Colin Thubron

Wars of the Interior by Joseph Zarate


Food and Drink Travel Book of the Year

Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them by Dan Saladino

From Gujarat with Love: 100 Authentic Indian Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes by Vina Patel

How Wild Things Are: Cooking, Fishing and Hunting at the Bottom of the World by Analiese Gregory

Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from the Eastern Mediterranean by Yasmin Khan

Sumac: Recipes and Stories from Syria by Anas Atassi


Photographic Travel Book of the Year

Epic Train Journeys by Monisha Rajesh

Let’s Get Lost by Finn Beales

Only Us by Stuart Dunn

Southern Light by Dave Brosha

The Travel Photographer’s Way by Nori Jemil


Illustrated Travel Book of the Year

The Atlas of Unusual Languages by Zoran Niikolic

Antarctic Atlas by Peter Fretwell

Atlas of Imagined Places by Matt Brown

Black Girls Take World by Georgina Lawton

India: The Passenger

Wild Waters by Susanne Masters


Fiction with a Sense of Place

Barcelona Dreaming by Rupert Thomson

Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

The Country of Others by Leïla Slimani

The High House by Jessie Greengrass

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller


Children’s Travel Book of the Year

Bandoola by William Grill

Journey to the Last River by Teddy Keen

Lionheart Girl by Yada Badoe

Spin to Survive Frozen Mountain by Emily Hawkins

Wild Child by Dara McAnulty

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell


Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year

“Waiting for Wilma” by Jane Adams

“Ghar Ghosts” by Ruth Cox

“The Quiet of Switzerland” by Neasa Murphy


I have some of them already, but my TBR has now got much much longer!

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  1. Liz Dexter

    I’m going to resist until I read your reviews, I will not look them up, I will not look them up …

    • Paul

      You know you want to…

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