The winner of the 2022 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, is Colin Thubron’s The Amur River.

The Amur River is almost unknown. Yet it is the tenth longest river in the world, rising in the Mongolian mountains and flowing through Siberia to the Pacific to form the tense, highly fortified border between Russia and China.

The Amur River is a shining masterpiece by the acknowledged laureate of travel writing, an urgent lesson in history and the culmination of an astonishing career.