Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year

Stanford Dolman Travel Book 2019 Winner Announced

1.3.19

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Writing Award is William Atkins, for The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places (Faber & Faber).

The £2,500 prize, which aims to promote innovation, literary merit and content inspiring to travellers, was presented by the Authors’ Club President, John Walsh, at a reception last night at Unit London, Hanover Square, alongside the other categories in Stanfords’ exciting range of prizes.

‘We loved its enquiring intelligence,’ Walsh said, explaining how the panel arrived at a difficult choice from a very strong shortlist. ‘With a head full of esoterica, [Atkins] is the perfect travelling companion.’

The shortlist also included:

  • Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire, Alev Scott, Jamie Whyte (Map and Illustration) (Riverrun, Quercus)
  • Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe,Daniel Trilling (Picador, Pan Macmillan)
  • The Rhine: Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps,Ben Coates (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
  • Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days, Witold Szablowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd Jones) (Text Publishing)
  • The Stopping PlacesA Journey Through Gypsy Britain, Damian Le Bas (Chatto & Windus)

The award was founded in 2006 by coroner and Authors’ Club member William Dolman. Since 2015, it has been presented in association with Stanfords as part of the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (ESTWA).

More information about this and the other Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards can be found on Stanfords’ website.


 
6pm, Thursday 28 February 2019,
Unit London, 3 Hanover Square,
London WS1 1HD

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Writing Award will be announced, and the £2,500 prize presented, at a reception and dinner at Unit London, Hanover Square on 28 February, alongside the other categories in Stanfords’ exciting range of prizes.

The titles shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman have been selected for innovation, literary merit and content relevant, useful or inspiring to travellers. They are:

  • Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire, Alev Scott, Jamie Whyte (Map and Illustration) (Riverrun, Quercus)
  • Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe, Daniel Trilling (Picador, Pan Macmillan)
  • The Rhine: Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps, Ben Coates (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
  • Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days, Witold Szablowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd Jones) (Text Publishing)
  • The Stopping PlacesA Journey Through Gypsy Britain, Damian Le Bas (Chatto & Windus)
  • The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places, William Atkins (Faber & Faber)

The award was founded in 2006 by retired coroner and Authors’ Club member William Dolman. Since 2015, it has been presented in association with Stanfords as part of the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (ESTWA).

Places can be booked by emailing Luke Giles. Members should specify they are booking at the special Authors’ Club discounted rate of £35 (as opposed to £50 for early bird and £75 for regular tickets).


Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Shortlist

10.1.19

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in association with the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (ESTWA). Six brilliant books!

  • Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire, Alev Scott, Jamie Whyte (Map and Illustration) (Riverrun, Quercus)
  • Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe, Daniel Trilling (Picador, Pan Macmillan)
  • The Rhine: Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps, Ben Coates (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
  • Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days, Witold Szablowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd Jones) (Text Publishing)
  • The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain, Damian Le Bas (Chatto & Windus)
  • The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places, William Atkins (Faber & Faber)

The winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award will be announced and will be presented with a hand-made globe featuring a design produced exclusively for the ESTWAs.  at the awards ceremony at Unit Six on Langley Street, opposite the new Stanfords shop at 7 Mercers Walk, on 28 February 2019.

Judges for the 2019 award include explorer Benedict Allen, author Horatio Clare, Vanity Fair travel editor Michelle Jana Chan and Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith.

The award was founded in 2006 by retired coroner and Authors’ Club member, William Dolman (left), after the Thomas Cook Award was abandoned by the tour operator. Since 2015, it has been presented in association with Stanfords as part of the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (ESTWA).

It looks for works of literary merit that show excellence in the tradition of great travel writing, combining a personal journey with the discovery or recovery of places, landscapes or peoples to instil a sense of place, excitement and wonder in the reader.

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