Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 winner for her book House of Stone. The announcement was made in London, UK on February 28, 2019.
The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards celebrate the best travel writing and travel writers in the world. The UK based prize gives prizes like the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in association with the Authors’ Club, the Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing, Ordnance Survey Children’s Travel Book of the Year, Photography & Illustrated Travel Book of the Year, Travel Cookery Book of the Year, Travel Memoir of the Year, Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year, and Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year.
— Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (@NovuyoRTshuma) February 28, 2019
There is a category of an award being handed out called “Fiction, with a Sense of Place” where books of descriptive fiction feature. There are two writers that followers of African fiction would know in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma who made the shortlist in January.
The winner of the prize has just been announced and it is Novuyo Rosa Tshuma for House of Stone. The Zimbabwe author shared on her Instagram, “❤️ What an honour. Thank you. I wrote #houseofstone with a love and attention to home and the place of the imagination in it. Here is to home, to dreaming, to the joy and power of language, to being brave, to being fully, curiously, unapologetically, freely us, to us, to us, to all of us ❤️❤️ #novuyorosatshuma #award #prize #edwardstanfordtravelwritingawards #bookstagram #books #novel #writer