On 19th May, the judges for the Wales Book of the Year whittled down the longlist to three titles, including TLC reader John Harrison for his book Cloud Road: a journey through the Inca Heartland (Parthian, August 2010). Francesca Rhydderch, Chair of the English judges’ panel said: “Whittling the Long List down from ten to a Short List of three was no easy task. Each of the ten books on the Long List was wonderful and unique, in our opinion. In the end, though, the three titles that made it to the Short List claimed their place there because they were pitch perfect from start to finish: their authors exerted an artistic control over their work (in three very different genres) that was supremely impressive.”
The competition is open to books of all genres and on 7th July, the £10,000 winner is announced. In addition to the shortlisting, John Harrison has also recently been elected to the British Guild of Travel Writers.
TLC is delighted for John and wish him the best of luck on 7th July. Click here to check out John’s website and learn more about his new projects.