New Travel Writer of the Year 2021: Winner announced!

The winner of the 2021 Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year competition has been announced in a video posted on the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards website.

Congratulations to Anita King, whose story ‘Hope in Pink Meringue’ was the unanimous choice of the judges. In announcing the winner Hilary Bradt commented: “This is a fantastic piece. It was so moving that I had difficulty rereading it for the judging because I cried so much I had to keep taking a break.”

And a hearty slap on the back to all the finalists and short- and longlisted authors, all of whom contributed fascinating and entertaining stories in a hard-fought competition. The four finalists’ pieces will be included in an anthology celebrating 25 years of the competition, which Bradt will be publishing in the autumn.

Here’s the video of our own Hilary Bradt announcing the winner of the Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year:

In the other awards announced on the evening, Taran Khan won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award for her debut, Shadow City, and the Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing Award went to Dervla Murphy, who most recently contributed a foreword to the Bradt anthology, Kidding Around.

You can watch the awards video in full here:

And all the Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year short-listed entries and longlisted entries are available to read on our website.