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Three Pavilion titles shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020

Now in its fifth year, the prestigious Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (ESTWA) exists to champion the very best travel writing in the world.  The nominations include both multi-award winning titles and debut authors with books that will both stimulate thought and inspire travel, while bringing lesser-known parts of the world sharply into focus. Three Pavilion titles have been shortlisted this year – Forests: Walking Among Trees, Remarkable Road Trips and Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery

The winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, in association with The Authors Club, will receive £2,500 at the awards ceremony which takes place at The London Transport Museum on 26th February 2020.  The event will be compered by former Countryfile and Wish You Were Here presenter and author Julia Bradbury.

The formidable judging panel includes explorer Benedict Allen, authors Jonathan Lorie, Julia Wheeler and Nick Hunt, magazine editors Phoebe Smith (Wanderlust) and Amy Sohanpaul (Wexas’ Traveller magazine), the President of the Booksellers’ Association Nic Bottomley, bloggers Paul Cheney and Tim Hannigan as well as Tina Hartas, MD of Trip Fiction website, WHSmith and Waterstones’ buyers and the senior Stanfords team.

Each winner will be presented with a hand-made globe featuring a design produced exclusively for the ESTWAs.

The final award is the Edward Stanford Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing. The previous winners were Colin Thubron, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin and Jan Morris.

The full shortlist can be found here.