book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Tuesday 6th December

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Press Release: Prizes and Awards
Dolman Travel Book Of The Year Shortlist Announced

Posted at 2:51PM Monday 13 Jun 2011

*** AUTHORS' CLUB 2011 DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED ***

In a passionate judging debate held at the Authors' Club on Dean Street, the Dolman Travel book of the Year entries for 2011 were narrowed down to the following short list of six:

Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich (Portobello Books)

Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard by Nicolas Jubber (Da Capo Press) 

Germania by Simon Winder (Picador) 

Molotov's Magic Lantern by Rachel Polonsky (Faber)

Parisians by Graham Robb (Picador) 

The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers (Shortbooks)

The Chairman of Judges, the author Giles Foden said: "Judging this prize has been a fascinating opportunity to think about what travel writing is, and we have been lucky in having some very good books to consider. All of the shortlisted titles move across space and tunnel through time in various configurations. In all of them, too, there is a balance between actual travel narrative and other types of writing. How elegantly this balance is managed was the principal point of discussion between the judges. We all look forward to reading them again and selecting a winner." 

The 2011 Dolman Travel Book of the Year will be awarded on Wednesday 6th July at Hatchards on 187 Piccadilly from 6.30 - 9pm.





Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade Announcements

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Blue Peter's Janet Ellis Nominated For Bad Sex In Fiction Award
  2. Alex Wheatle Wins 2016 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
  3. 9 Authors Make Etisalat Prize For Literature 2016 Longlist
  4. Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 Winning Authors Revealed
  5. British Bookshops Prep for 'Civilized' Weekend
  6. Costa Book Awards: Three Previous Winners Nominated For Best Novel
  7. Sebastian Mallaby wins 2016 FT business book award
  8. This Vending Machine Prints Short Stories For French Commuters
  9. Own It! Snaps Up Rights To Debut Novel By Exciting New British Voice Jj Bola
  10. Pottermore Expects Return To Profit After Posting Narrowed Annual Loss