New Travel Writer of the Year 2016 – longlist

Bradt founder Hilary Bradt reveals the longlist for the New Travel Writer of the Year competition 2016.

New Travel Writer of the Year 2016 – preliminary comments

Janice Booth, preliminary judge of the New Travel Writer of the Year competition, offers a few initial comments on the entries.

Bradt Travel Guides ‘New Travel Writer of the Year’ competition 2016

A stupendous opportunity for unpublished travel writers: the most exciting and valuable competition there is!  

Bradt wins ‘grand slam’ of travel guide publishing awards

A win at the British Guild of Travel Writers’ awards rounds off a grand slam of travel guide publishing awards for Bradt in 2016.

Bradt Travel Guides ‘New Travel Writer of the Year’ Award – what are the judges looking for?

Travel writing is no different from any other sort of writing. The author needs to grab the reader’s attention and hold it. The best writers do this so subtly that the reader is beguiled without ever being aware of technique.

The Rubbish-Picker’s Wife

Elizabeth Gowing, winner of last year’s travel-writing competition, tells us more about her new book The Rubbish-Picker’s Wife.

Travel writing competition 2015 – winners

At a terrific ceremony held at Stanfords Bookshop in London, Hilary Bradt and guest Simon Calder announced the winners of our 2015 travel-writing competition, in association with The Independent on Sunday

Travel-writing Competition winners

Read the winning entries from 2014’s travel-writing competition. 

When the lion roars

Jonathan and Angela Scott discuss the future of tourism in Kenya and the challenges facing the country, its people and wildlife. 

Iran: then and now

With Iran’s importance in the region becoming increasingly important, we relive Hilary Bradt’s memories of the country in 1996 and ask Maria Oleinik for her impressions of the country today.