Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

One of my favourite book prizes is the Stanford Dolman travel one. There is a whole world out there that some of the best writers are discovering and then telling us about through their books. The shortlist were announced last night at an event in Londo (that I was offered a ticket for but sadly could make). And there are here:
Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in partnership with The Authors’ Club
• Islander by Patrick Barkham (Granta)
• The Rule of the Land by Garrett Carr (Faber)
• Border by Kapka Kassabova (Granta)
• The Epic City by Kushanava Choudhury (Bloomsbury Publishing)
• RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR by Philip Hoare (Fourth Estate)
• Where the Wild Winds Are by Nick Hunt (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
• Travels in a Dervish Cloak by Isambard Wilkinson, Photographs by Chev Wilkinson (Eland Publishing Ltd)
Hayes & Jarvis Fiction, with a Sense of Place
• Towards Mellbreak by Marie-Elsa Bragg (Chatto & Windus)
• These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper (Hodder & Stoughton)
• Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Oneworld)
• Hummingbird by Tristan Hughes (Parthian)
• Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Apollo)
• The Bureau of Second Chances by Sheena Kalayil (Polygon)
Wanderlust Adventure Travel Book of the Year
• The Orchid Hunter by Leif Bersweden (Short Books)
• Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent (Simon & Schuster UK)
• The Land Beyond by Leon McCarron (I.B. Tauris)
• Revolutionary Ride by Lois Pryce (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
• Shark Drunk by Morten Strøksnes translated by Tiina Nunnally (Jonathan Cape)
• Eastern Horizons by Levison Wood (Hodder & Stoughton)
Food and Travel Magazine Travel Cookery Book of the Year
• Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen by Zoe Adjonyoh & Nassima Rothacker (photographer) (Mitchell Beasley)
• The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis (Phaidon)
• My Vegan Travels by Jackie Kearney (Ryland Peters & Small)
• Chai, Chaat & Chutney by Chetna Makan & Nassima Rothacker (studio photographer), Keith James (location photographer), Amber Badger & Ella McLean (illustrators) (Mitchell Beasley)
• Andina: The Heart of Peruvian Food by Martin Morales & photography by David Loftus (Quadrille Publishing)
• Bart’s Fish Tales by Bart van Olphen & photography by David Loftus (Pavilion Books)
Destinations Show Photography & Illustrated Travel Book of the Year
• Londonist Mapped by AA Publishing (AA Publishing)
• Pilgrimage by Derry Brabbs (Frances Lincoln, The Quarto Group)
• Atlas of Untamed Places by Chris Fitch (Aurum Press, The Quarto Group)
• Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins (Viking)
• Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure by Lonely Planet (Lonely Planet)
• Explorer’s Atlas by Piotr Wilkowiecki and Michał Gaszyński (Collins)
Marco Polo Outstanding General Travel Themed Book of the Year
• The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love by Per. J. Andersson translated by Anna Holmwood (Oneworld)
• Small Island by Little Train by Chris Arnot & AA Publishing (AA Publishing)
• Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture by Matt Goulding (Hardie Grant Books)
• Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (Canongate)
• The Hidden Ways by Alistair Moffat (Canongate)
• The Alps by Stephen O’Shea (W.W. Norton & Company Ltd.)
London Book Fair Children’s Travel Book of the Year
• The Picture Atlas by Simon Holland & illustrated by Jill Calder (Bloomsbury)
• Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
• The Earth Book by Jonathan Litton & illustrated by Thomas Hegbrook (360 Degrees)
• A World Full of Animal Stories by Angela McAllister & illustrated by Aitch (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)
• What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid (Boxtree/Pan)
• The Explorer by Katherine Rundell & illustrated by Hannah Horn (Bloomsbury)
I have so far read six of the Stanford Dolman shortlist and one from the Adventure Travel. Will be reviewing all of these for Nudge
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  1. Nancy Burns

    What a great reading list….
    I'll try to read a few as well!

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