Dolman Best Travel Book Award

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The Dolman Best Travel Book Award 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] The £1,000 to £2,500 prize, organized by the Authors' Club, is sponsored by and named after club member William Dolman.[1][2]

Awards[edit]

Each year a small number of works are shortlisted and a winner is announced in early July at a dinner gala with the authors and publishers in attendance.

Blue ribbon = winner

2014[3]

2013[4]

2012

2011

2010[6]

2009[7]

2008

2007

2006

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. ^ "2014 winner". authorsclub.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "2013 winner". authorsclub.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Telegraph Travel writer wins Dolman award". The Telegraph. 6 Sep 2012. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ian Thomson wins 2010 Dolman Travel Book of the Year". dolmanprize.wordpress.com. 7 July 2010. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. 
  7. ^ 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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