Stanford’s Travel Books has voyaged with us since 1853 when Edward Stanford established his map-making business in the heart of London at the height of the British Empire. So whether it be sofa travelling, adventure planning, globetrotting, Stanfords has provided the best of books to get us exploring the earth we inhabit.
To discover the best amongst Stanford’s varied genres, The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award was set up in 2013. It aims to find those books that have encouraged “more travellers to put down their selfie-sticks and pick up their notebooks.” Whether or not you’ve managed to pen your own travel memoirs, you get a say in which one of these inspiring books wins in one of the following categories by voting:
• Specsavers Fiction (with a sense of place)• Wanderlust Adventure Travel Book of the Year• National Book Tokens Children’s Travel Book of the Year• Food and Travel magazine Food and Travel Book of the Year• Destinations Show Illustrated Travel Book of the Year• London Book Fair Innovation in Travel Publishing
Quarto has five books up for three categories in this year’s awards. For inspiring a love of travel, exploration and adventure, Atlas of Animal Adventures from Wide Eyed Editions has been nominated for the National Book Tokens Children's Travel Book of the Year category along with Frances Lincoln’s A Year Full of Stories and A Walk on The Wild Side.
Nominated for capturing a sense of the place's identity and culture, Summers Under the Tamarind Tree by Sumayya Usmani from Frances Lincoln is up for Food and Travel Magazine Food & Travel Book of the Year Prize Finally, This Land by Roly Smith & Joe Cornish also Frances Lincoln has been nominated for Destinations Show Illustrated Travel Book of The Year.
On this year’s sprawling selection of nominations, Tony Maher, MD of Stanfords said “…These disparate shortlists have one unifying feature – they are all marvellous examples of what travel writing and publishing does best, which is to show the reader a world far from our own doorsteps, made reachable by these glorious, powerful and unforgettable books.”
Voting ends 25th of January, help us get our books their deserved prizes and follow the link below to vote: http://www.edwardstanfordawards.com/vote-and-win