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Hannah Gold wins Stanford Travel Writing Award 2023

Hannah Gold has picked up the Children’s Travel Book of the Year award for The Lost Whale (HarperCollins Children’s Books), "an incredible story about the connection between a boy and a whale and the bond that sets them both free." From the author of the bestselling The Last Bear, the books is another engrossing tale that blends ecological awareness with deftly plotted adventure, as lonely Rio mounts a desperate search for the whale that has enliven his forced stay in California.

In total 18 travel writers made the shortlists for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards this year, and the judging panel included Colin Thubron, Sunny Singh, Julia Wheeler, Lois Pryce, Caroline Eden and journalists Ash Bhardwaj and Jeremy Bassetti.

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