Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020

The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards - The Best Travel Writing in the World

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year

    Titles have been selected in this category for their innovative and/or literary merit with content which is relevant, useful or inspiring to travellers.

  • Cicerone Fiction, with a Sense of Place

    These shortlisted fictional novels have been selected for their highly developed and integral sense of a real location interwoven within the plot or narrative.

  • Steppes Travel Adventure Travel Book of the Year

    This award will go to an author of an accessible non-fiction book, describing an individual’s personal adventure or recounting an historical life or expedition.

  • Children’s Travel Book of the Year

    These fiction or non-fiction titles for young readers have been selected as they inspire a love of travel, exploration and adventure.

  • APA Publications Travel Memoir of the Year

    These books give accounts of some extraordinary lives and the travels that moulded them.

  • Dorling Kindersley Illustrated Travel Book of the Year

    This award is for a book of illustrations relating to travel, adventure or world cultures. Focused either on a single location or the entire World, with limited accompanying text.

  • Photography Travel Book of the Year

    This award is for a book of photography relating to travel, adventure or world cultures. Focused either on a single location or the entire World, with limited accompanying text.

  • Travel Cookery Book of the Year

    A shortlist of cookbooks or non-fiction food writing focused on a particular national cuisine or telling of food related exploration/travel which capture a true sense of the place’s identity and culture.

  • Lonely Planet Debut Travel Writer of the Year

    This is a new category for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards and the selected titles are valuable debuts by the authors to the genre of travel writing.

  • Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year

    The writer of the winning story for this award will win a fantastic break for two in Portugal, courtesy of Wexas and TAP Air Portugal, as well as a commission to write an article about their trip for Wexas Traveller magazine. All three finalists win a place on the next Bradt Travel-Writing Seminar, run in conjunction with Travellers’ Tales.

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