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Jan 11

The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards  Announce 2018 Shortlist 

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Edward Standford Travel Writing

The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, in association with luxury tailor made travel specialist Hayes & Jarvis, has announced its shortlist for 2018. The Awards celebrate the best travel writing and travel writers in the world.

With 43 titles whisking readers to over 150 countries across seven categories, these awards celebrate both multi-award-winning authors and inspirational debuts from over 15 countries. These awards recognise the escapist, ingenious and inspirational qualities of travel writing in all its forms, including fiction, nonfiction and memoir, children’s books, cookery books illustrated adult nonfiction and Travel blogs.

The award categories are:

  • Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in partnership with The Authors’ Club
  • Hayes & Jarvis Fiction, with a Sense of Place
  • Wanderlust Adventure Travel Book of the Year
  • Food and Travel Magazine Travel Cookery Book of the Year
  • Destinations Show Photography & Illustrated Travel Book of the Year
  • Marco Polo Outstanding General Travel Themed Book of the Year
  • London Book Fair Children’s Travel Book of the Year
  • Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year
  • Lonely Planet Pathfinders Travel Blog of the Year

In addition to the above, the awards also include the Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing award.  Six of these categories are open to a public vote which, combined with the judges’ verdict, will determine the 2018 winners. These include: Fiction, with a Sense of Place, Adventure Travel Book of the Year, Travel Cookery Book of the Year, Illustrated & Photography Travel Book of the Year, Outstanding Travel Themed Book of the Year and Children’s Travel Book of the Year. Readers can cast their vote here edwardstanfordawards.com/vote, and two voters will be in with the chance to win a set of 10 travel books.

The winners will be announced at a star-studded dinner on 1st February 2018 during the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival at Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at Olympia.

The winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year (in partnership with The Authors’ Club) receives £5,000 and all winners receive an antique globe trophy, to be presented at the awards ceremony.

The first Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing was awarded to Bill Bryson and last year the award was presented to Michael Palin by Levison Wood who also won an award for his book Walking the Himalayas.

The full shortlist can be found at www.edwardstanfordawards.com