Blog posts tagged with 'stanford dolman travel book award'

And the Winner Is...
Each fall we keep our eye on some of our favorite book awards, including the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, the Man Booker Prize and of course, the Nobel prize for literature. Here are this year's winners, ready to be added to your list of books to read this season: Down to the Sea in Ships. In this vivid meditation on the unforgiving ocean and the age-old business of international shipping, writer Horatio Clare climbs aboard a container ship as writer-in-residence. His beautiful and terrifying narrative presents a largely unrecorded world in which crews battle pirates, withstand battering waves and endure backbreaking labor. A profoundly human portrait of the oceans and industrial commerce.
Stanford Dolman Award Shortlist
It's that time of year again, when an esteemed group of travel writers -- this year Jeremy Seal, Sara Wheeler, Robert Macfarlane, Katie Hickman, Jason Goodwin and Oliver Bullough, headed up by chairman Barnaby Rogerson (proprietor of Eland Books) -- gather to judge the year's best travel writing. On September 28 the newly named Stanford Dolman Travel Book Award of 5,000 pounds will be awarded to one of the following titles selected for the 2015 shortlist. You can view previous winners of the Dolman Travel Book Award here.