Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 2018 winner
Jan Morris CBE, FRSL, ex-soldier, journalist, and novelist, has been recognised for her oustanding contribution to travel writing by The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, in association with luxury tailor made travel specialist Hayes & Jarvis.
Having spent more than half her life travelling, penning more than forty books and countless essays, articles and reviews, Morris has been described as the greatest descriptive writer of her time and has introduced readers to the world through her words. Jan Morris’ first ever book of Diaries, In My Mind’s Eye, will be published by Faber in September 2018.
Accepting her Award, Morris said: “What I’m writing about is not the journey or the travel or even to some extent the place, but the effect of a place upon a particular individual’s sensibility… Thank you so much for my [award]. It is a beautiful thing and very suitable for me as it represents the world I have spent my time looking at and thinking about.”