Dolman Best Travel Book

The Dolman Best Travel Book Award is one of the two principal annual travel book awards in Britain, and the only one that is open to all writers. The other award is that made each year by the British Guild of Travel Writers, but that is limited to authors who are members of the Guild.
The first Dolman award was given in 2006, just two years after the only other travel book award - the Thomas Cook… (more)

 

2010 selection

The Dead Yard: A Story of Modern Jamaica

Dolman Best Travel Book 2010

by Ian Thomson

Named the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, The Dead Yard paints an unforgettable portrait of modern Jamaica. Since independence, Jamaica has gradually become associated with twin images--a resort-style travel...


2008 selection

92 Acharnon Street: A Year in Athens

Dolman Best Travel Book 2008

by John Lucas & Pamela Browne

Greece has always had its admirers, though none seems to have cherished the Athenian tavernas, the murderous traffic and the jaded prostitutes, the petty bureaucratic tyrannies, the street noise and the heroic...


2006 selection

The Prester Quest

Dolman Best Travel Book 2006

by Nicholas Jubber

In 1177, Pope Alexander III wrote a letter to the legendary Priest-King of the Indies, Prester John. As his emissary he chose his physician Master Philip. No one knew where the elusive monarch's kingdom lay...