Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dolman Travel Book Of The Year Short List
 28 May 2010

The 2010 Short List for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year was announced today at a press lunch at the Authors' Club. With a record number of over 70 submitted titles published in 2009, it has been a particularly strong year for travel literature.

The 2010 official short listed titles (in alphabetical order) are:

Along the Enchanted Way by William Blacker (John Murray)
A Single Swallow by Horatio Clare (Chatto & Windus)
Eleven Minutes Late by Mathew Engel (Macmillan)
Lost and Found in Russia by Susan Richards (I B Tauris & Co)
Out of Steppe by Daniel Metcalfe (Hutchinson)
Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico by Hugh Thomson (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
The Dead Yard by Ian Thomson (Faber) 

An event to celebrate the short list will take place at Daunt Books flagship store, the original Edwardian bookshop on Marylebone High Street.
As part of their regular Tuesday evening events the Dolman Travel Book of the Year short listed authors will convene towards the end of June for a discussion with the Chairman of the Judges, Michael Jacobs, and the co-founder of Daunt Books, and Dolman judge, Brett Wolstencroft.
Please see the website for dates and further details.

"Daunt Books are delighted to be involved with such a prestigious award. 2009 has proved to be a vintage year for travel literature and we are particular pleased to be associated with the Authors' Club and this wonderful prize" Brett Wolstencroft, co-founder, Daunt Books

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