2019; an award-winning year for Elliott & Thompson

January 10, 2020

Jumping head first into a new decade, it can be easy to forget the year gone by – but for Elliott & Thompson and our authors, 2019 was a bumper year in terms of awards! Our publishing heart brims with pride at these stellar results;

The stunning new abridged and illustrated version of Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps by Tim Marshall was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year.

Stephen Rutt had brilliant success with his evocative debut The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds – it was joint winner of The Saltire First Book of the Year Award and also longlisted for The Highland Book Prize.

In the Wales Book of the Year Awards, Horatio Clare’s moving The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal was shortlisted in the Creative Nonfiction category.

Sarah Jane Douglas was covered in glory in The Great Outdoors Awards; she took GOLD in Personality of the Year, SILVER in The Extra Mile Award as well as SILVER in Book of the Year for her inspirational Just Another Mountain: A Memoir.

Finally, Benjamin Myers’ bone-tingling Under the Rock: Stories Carved From the Land has been shortlisted for The Portico Prize.

With such a brilliant year behind us, we look to 2020 with hope and optimism; we are excited to see what’s ahead.