Footnotes by Peter Fiennes has been shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.

The book, published in September this year, was shortlisted in the Travel Memoir of the Year category. The winner of the 6-strong shortlist will be announced on 26th February 2020 at the London Transport Museum.

The shortlist reads as follows:

  • Footnotes by Peter Fiennes
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations by Pico Iyer
  • Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia with Pushkin and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age by Sara Wheeler
  • Just Another Mountain: A Memoir by Sarah Jane Douglas 
  • The Summer Isles by Philip Marsden 
  • North Korea Journal by Michael Palin



More information about the prize can be found here.

Footnotes shortlisted for Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards