When he’s not assessing manuscripts, longtime TLC reader John Harrison is on the trail, hiking icebergs and conversing with polar bears. It’s not surprising then that the panel for the 2011 Wales Book of the Year chose his latest travel book, Cloud Road (Parthian), for this year’s £10,000 award on the 7th July. Cloud Road: A Journey Through the Inca Heartland is travel writing at its best. Harrison writes about his five month journey through the Inca Heartland, his adventures and misadventures and his account of the people living there.
The Wales Book of the Year Award is administered by Literature Wales with funding from the Arts Council of Wales, the Welsh Books Council and The Welsh Government. The judges on the English panel this year were Francesca Rhydderch (Chair), Jon Gower and Deborah Kay Davies.
TLC congratulates John Harrison and wishes him the best of luck on his next journey. Click here to check out John Harrison’s website and learn more about his travels and writing projects.