The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2021 shortlist was announced today at 4 pm GMT. The global pandemic has changed the structure of the awards (we hope temporarily, compare to last year), but the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, the Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year, and the Edward Stanford Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing will be awarded.
Vivien Godfrey, Chairman and Chief Executive of Stanfords, says, “We’re delighted to announce the shortlist of such varied and truly unique titles. These books act as a tonic for us all during these times when travel has been halted and adventures have been limited.”
Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing
To be announced in March 2021.
Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year
Titles have been selected in this category for their innovative and/or literary merit with content which is relevant, useful or inspiring to travelers:
- Without Ever Reaching the Summit, Paolo Cognetti (Harvill Secker, Vintage)
- The Border, Erika Fatland (Quercus)
- Shadow City, Taran Khan (Bodley Head, Vintage)
- Travelling While Black, Nanjala Nyabola (Hurst)
- Wanderland, Jini Reddy (Bloomsbury)
- The Lost Pianos of Siberia, Sophy Roberts (Doubleday, Transworld)
- Along the Amber Route, C.J. Schuler (Sandstone Press)
- Owls of the Eastern Ice, Jonathan Slaght (Allen Lane, Penguin Press)
Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year
- “The Man I Met” by Marc Jones
- “Hope in Pink Meringue” by Anisa King
- “Who Are You?” by Tom Swithinbank
- “585 Bury Road” by Jennifer Thompson
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Last Updated on 4 February 2021 by Travel Writing World
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