Dolman Best Travel Book of the Year 2014 long list announced

A Long List of travel books that are currently being considered for the Dolman prize,  which will be awarded on Tuesday 30th September 2014 for the best travel book published in Great Britain in 2013.

Books listed alphabetically by author surname
The Last Man in Russia: And the struggle to save a dying nation, Oliver Bullough, Allen Lane (Penguin)
Down to the Sea in Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men, Horatio Clare, Chatto & Windus (Vintage/Random House)
Walls: Travels along the Barricades, Marcello Di Cintio,  Union Books/Aurum
Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the invisible Industry that brings you 90% of everything, Rose George, Portobello
The Broken Road: From the Iron gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor John Murray (Hachette UK)
Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, Charlotte Higgins, Jonathan Cape
Train in SpainChristopher Howse, Bloomsbury
A Month by the SeaDervla Murphy, Eland,
Italian WaysTim Parks, Harvill Secker
Ancient PathsGraham Robb, Picador
American SmokeIain Sinclair, Hamish Hamilton (Penguin)
AlexandriaPeter Stothard, Granta
Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a cabin in the Middle Taiga, Sylvian Tesson, Allen Lane (Penguin)
The Last Train to Zona Verde: Overland from Cape Town to Angola, Paul Theroux, Hamish Hamilton (Penguin)
O My AmericaSara Wheeler, Jonathan Cape Hb/Vintage pb (Random House),
Meet me in Gaza: uncommon stories of life inside the strip, Louisa Waugh, Saqi

The JUDGING PANEL for the 2014 DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK AWARD for travel books published in the British Isles over 2013 includes:

  • Sarah Anderson established the iconic Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill and ran it for 25 years and also wrote Anderson’s Travel CompanionThe Virago Book of SpiritualityInside Notting Hill and Halfway to Venus.  She is now back on the road as a painting traveller.
  • Martin Randall established the company that bears his name, Martin Randall Travel, in 1988.  It is now the world’s leading specialist in cultural holidays led by experts. They have offices in four continents and a diary of over 220 tours covering some 35 countries in any one year.
  • Barnaby Rogerson has written half a dozen guide books and an equal number of histories. He also runs Eland, publisher of over a hundred travel classics.
  • Anthony Sattin is a writer and journalist with a particular interest in Egypt. He is the author of The Pharoah’s Shadow, The Gates of Africa and A Winter on the Nile.
  • Jeremy Seal is a writer and journalist with a particular interest in Turkey.  He is the author of A Fez of the Heart and Meander.
  • Amy Sohanpaul is the editor of Traveller magazine and co-editor of Renegade, a new alternative travel magazine published by her company Fifth Floor Publishing. Born in Kenya, she worked in book publishing before becoming a journalist.


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