In 2012 we were proud to launch a new series of travel literature titles. These are books which tell personal stories of travel, adventure, discovery and danger, and which collectively form a celebration of the world in which we live.
The subjects vary greatly, from riding around Ireland on horseback to joining a troop of itinerant circus performers in Mexico, canoeing up an impossible tributary of the Amazon to travelling in incendiary times through the Arab Spring.
What links them all is the writer’s ability to engage and inspire, whether it be a first-time author never previously published or established story-tellers such as Brian Jackman and Jonathan Scott, two of the most successful wildlife writers and film-makers of our time.
On the anniversary of its publication, we sat down with the author of Minarets in the Mountains to discuss what a year it’s been.
The Edward Stanford Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing Award is one of the most prestigious of its kind.
Over the last 15 months we’ve taken the opportunity to commission a raft of books that we might not usually have been able to prioritise.
“The gunman gets into my car. He’s in the passenger seat now. The barrel is pressed against my temple. This is it.”
From crystal-clear lagoons in Southeast Asia to cavernous cenotes in Central America.