Edward Stanford Travel Award Winners announced

The Edward Stanford Travel Award Winners were announced last night.

Colin Thubron has been awarded  the Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing

Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year – The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places by Will Atkins

Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year – Kings of the Yukon by Adam Weymouth

Travel Memoir of the Year – The Crossway by Guy Stagg

Ordnance Survey Children’s Book of the Year – Alastair Humphreys’ Great Adventurers

Fiction, With a Sense of Place – House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Photography and Illustrated Travel Book of the Year – The Writer’s Map by Huw Lewis-Jones

Travel Food and Drink Book of the Year – Black Sea by Caroline Eden

Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year – Celia Dillow

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Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 Shortlist announced

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The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards shortlist for 2019 have been announced. The awards seek to celebrate the best travel writing and travel writers in the world. The awards ceremony will take place on the 28th of February.

Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing

This award recognises the contribution of one individual author to the travel-writing genre over time with the winner selected by a panel of booksellers from bookshops across the country.

The 2019 Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 2019 will be announced in late January.

Previous winners include Yan Morris CBE and Michael Palin.

Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in association with The Authors’ Club

 

Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year

 

Travel Memoir of the Year

 

Ordnance Survey Children’s Book of the Year

 

Fiction, with a sense of place

 

Photography and Illustrated Travel Book of the Year

 

Travel Cookery Book of the Year

 

Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year

All the finalists submitted stories on the theme “Out of the Blue”.

Shortlist:

Moira Ashley Breathtaking Bryce

Celia Dilow Reflections of Dubai

Hannah Doyle Through the Blue

Amanda Huggins Unexpected Sunlight

For more information on the shortlisted books, visit the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards website www.edwardstanfordawards.com/

 

Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

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The shortlist for the Edward Stanford 2018 Travel Writing Awards (in association with Hayes & Jarvis) has been announced. In 1853 Edward Stanford established his map-making business in the heart of London. His maps fuelled a passion for adventure, exploration and foreign travel, which in turn led to an explosion in travel writing. These awards exist to celebrate this most exciting of genres.

There are ten different categories, which are judged by expert panels. In some cases there is also a public vote: http://www.edwardstanfordawards.com/vote which will be combined with the panel votes. Everyone that votes on the awards website will be entered into a draw to win sets of travel books.

The categories consist of:

Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 

Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year

Fiction, with a Sense of Place

Adventure Travel Book of the Year

Children’s Travel Book of the Year

Travel Cookery Book of the Year

Photography & Illustrated Travel Book of the Year

Outstanding General Travel Themed Book of the Year

Lonely Planet Pathfinders Travel Blog of the Year

Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year

Have a look at the shortlisted titles http://edwardstanfordawards.com/vote Many of the books are available in Wokingham libraries – reserve a copy at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/