STREET WITHOUT A NAME shortlisted for Authors’ Club Dolman Best Travel Book Award 2009.June 8, 2009 The shortlist for this year's Authors' Club Dolman Best Travel Book Award for a full length book of travel literature has been announced and STREET WITHOUT A NAME, Kapka Kassabova's memoir of her return to Bulgaria, is amongst the nominees.
The winner will be presented with a prize of £2500 at The Authors' Club Summer Garden Party on Monday 6th July 2009.
The other shortlisted authors are:
FISHING IN UTOPIA - Andrew Brown (Granta)
EMPIRES OF THE INDUS - Alice Albinia (John Murray)
BANDIT ROADS - Richard Grant (Little Brown)
THE ISLAND THAT DARED - Dervla Murphy (Eland)
TRAVELS ON THE DANCE FLOOR - Grevel Lindop (Andre Deutsch)
Published in the UK by Portobello, STREET WITHOUT A NAME has also been sold in several countries around the world, including to Skyhorse in the US and Penguin in New Zealand. Translation rights are sold in Bulgaria.
Praise for STREET WITHOUT A NAME:
'A fascinating book - at once evocative, disturbing, and chock-a-block full of charm.'
-- Jan Morris
'She writes with good humour and the book is sometimes extremely funny…a rich but honest picture of a small, very beautiful, endlessly fascinating and sometimes violent country. A very fine piece of writing.'
-- Misha Glenny, The Guardian, Book of the Week
'Elegant assurance, an acid wit and a heart-rending precision that can make you see the world quite differently. A treasure.'
-- Pico Iyer
For Kapka's bio page, click here.