Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

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The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards comprises two principal awards the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year and the Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing.

The award was previously called Dolman Best Travel Book Award (2006-2014). The award is named after Edward Stanford and is sponsored by Stanfords, a travel books and map store established in London in 1853. The Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year is one of the two principal annual travel book awards in Britain, and the only one that is open to all writers.[1] The other award is that made each year by the British Guild of Travel Writers, but that is limited to authors who are members of the Guild.

The first Dolman award was given in 2006, just two years after the only other travel book award - the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award which ran for 25 years - was abandoned by its sponsor.[1] From its founding through 2014, the £1,000 to £2,500 prize was organized by the Authors' Club and was sponsored by and named after club member William Dolman.[1][2] Beginning in 2015, a new sponsor Stanfords, a travel book store, was established along with an increase to £5,000 for the winner.

Full list of awards[edit]

The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards consist of the following awards:

  • Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in association with The Authors' Club
  • Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing
  • Specsavers Fiction (with a Sense of Place)
  • Wanderlust Adventure Travel Book of the Year
  • National Book Tokens Children's Travel Book of the Year
  • Lonely Planet Pathfinders Travel Blog of the Year
  • Destinations Show Illustrated Travel Book of The Year
  • Food and Travel Magazine Food & Travel Book of the Year
  • London Book Fair Innovation in Travel Publishing
  • Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year

Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year[edit]

Blue ribbon = winner


Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year


2016 The winner was announced 2 February 2017.[3]

2015[4][5]

  • Philip Marsden, Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place
  • Helena Attlee, The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and Its Citrus Fruit
  • Blue ribbon Horatio Clare, Down to the Sea in Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men
  • Nick Hunt, Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn
  • Jens Mühling, A Journey into Russia
  • Elizabeth Pisani, Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbable Nation

Dolman Best Travel Book Award


2014[6]

2013[7]

2012

2011

2010[9]

2009[10]

2008

2007

2006

Edward Stanford Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing award[edit]

A lifetime achievement award for travel writing.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Michael Kerr (7 July 2008). "Dolman Best Travel Book Award 2008". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 15 July 2008. 
  2. ^ ""Suicide by cop" coroner retires". haringey.gov.uk. 13 December 2007. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Katherine Cowdrey (3 February 2017). "Julian Sayarer's Interstate named Travel Book of the Year". The Bookseller. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ Michael Kerr (2 July 2015). "Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award: shortlist announced". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Michael Kerr (28 September 2015). "Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award 2015 winner announced". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 winner". authorsclub.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "2013 winner". authorsclub.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Telegraph Travel writer wins Dolman award". The Telegraph. 6 Sep 2012. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ian Thomson wins 2010 Dolman Travel Book of the Year". dolmanprize.wordpress.com. 7 July 2010. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Blake Friedmann. "STREET WITHOUT A NAME shortlisted for Authors' Club Dolman Best Travel Book Award 2009.". blakefriedmann.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. 

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