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2012 Travel Book longlist revealed
03.07.12 | Katie Allen
Esteemed travel writers Colin Thubron and Redmond O’Hanlon have been longlisted for the 2012 Authors’ Club Dolman Travel Book of the Year, which was announced this morning (3rd July).
Thubron’s To a Mountain in Tibet (Vintage) joins O’Hanlon’s The Fetish Room on the nine-strong list, alongside fellow Profile author John Gimlette’s Wild Coast.
Also on the list are two from Granta: Harlem is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and On Extinction by Melanie Challenger. Street Fight in Naples by Peter Robb (Bloomsbury) White Fever by Jacek Hugo-Bader (Portobello) and To the River by Olivia Laing (Canongate) are also longlisted. Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn (Cape) completes the list.
The 2012 Chairman of judges and founder of Lonely Planet, Tony Wheeler said:
“We have produced a very interesting longlist, with well-known writers (Colin Thubron and Redmond O’Hanlon) and first timers, cities (New York’s Harlem and Naples) and country. Personally I’m pleased to see there are so many walking books (A Mountain in Tibet and Thin Paths) and that we’ve ventured into some little known (or little written about) corners of the world.”
The shortlist will be announced in early August and the award on 5th September 2012.