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TripFiction joins the judging panel for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards ‘Fiction, with a Sense of Place’ category
1st January 2019
We are absolutely delighted to share with you the news that TripFiction’s Tina will be a judge and panel chair this year for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards ‘Fiction, with a Sense of Place’ category.
The categories 2019 are:
- Stanford Travel Book of the Year Award
- Children’s Travel Book of the Year
- Photography & Illustrated Travel Book of the Year
- Travel Cookery Book of the Year
- Fiction, with a Sense of Place
- Adventure Travel Book of the Year
- The Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year (the prize is a fantastic break for two to Lapland, courtesy of Wexas and a commission to write an article about their trip for Traveller Magazine)
- Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing (previously won by Jan Morris and Michael Palin)
In 1853 Edward Stanford established his map-making business in the heart of London and at the height of the British Empire. His maps fuelled a passion for adventure, exploration and foreign travel, which in turn led to an explosion in travel writing.
Over 160 years later, the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards exist to celebrate this most exciting of genres and seek to celebrate the best travel writing, and travel writers, in the world.
There have been so many wonderful entries this year for Fiction, with a Sense of Place that it has been hard to whittle them down to just six on the shortlist. The shortlists are now agreed for all categories and will be announced on the 10th January at the launch of the new shop (7 Mercer Street) in Covent Garden, not far from the old building on Long Acre.
Last year’s winner was Hummingbird by Tristan Hughes, a novel set in Canada.
What you could change and alter could never be finished or complete or dead. This is what I had been told back then, and what I had tried very hard to believe in since. Beside a lake in the northern Canadian wilderness, fifteen year old Zachary Tayler lives a lonely and isolated life with his father. His only neighbours are a leech trapper, an eccentric millionaire, and an expert in snow. But then one summer the enigmatic and shape-shifting Eva Spiller arrives in search of the remains of her parents and together they embark on a strange and disconcerting journey of discovery. Nothing at Sitting Down Lake is quite as it seems.
The winners will be announced on 28th February! In the meantime we will be keeping everyone up-to-date on progress.
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