9 Read the new travel books of the year
The winners of the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 have been announced…
Wanderlust Travel Magazine Adventure Travel Book of the Year Shark Drunk by Morten Stroksnes
Stroksnes and his friend embark on a pursuit of the Lofoten archipelago’s Greenland shark in a tiny rubber dinghy. A life-affirming read that tackles existential questions on friendship and environment through the musings of its two adventurers, and teaches you much without you even realising it.
Hayes & Jarvis Fiction (with a sense of place) Hummingbird by Tristan Hughes
A coming of age tale that brings alive the forests of northern Ontario, Canada.
National Book Tokens Children’s Travel Book of the Year The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
Exquisite descriptions of the rainforest and depth of character combine to create a wild Amazonian adventure for little explorers.
Food and Travel Magazine Travel Cookery Book of the Year Bart’s Fish tales by Bart van Olphen
More than 100 different environmentally responsible fish recipes have been pulled from all corners of the globe. An eco wonder.
Destinations Show Illustrated Travel Book of the Year Londonist Mapped by AA Publishing
London is brought to life through cartographic works of art and trivia. Marco Polo Outstanding Travel Themed Book of the Year the Amazing story of the man who cycled from india to europe for love by Per J Andersson An uplifting and enlightening romantic tale 7,000 miles in the making. A true story that will restore your faith in humanity.
Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Border by Kapka Kassabova
The author revisits Eastern Europe to tell the stories of those affected by current and past migration crises. A worthy endeavour.
Edward Stanford Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing Award Jan morris
With a career stretching back to the ’50s, Morris’ writings on places and people set the standard.
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