Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature
2017 Shortlist announced
The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature continues to attract a substantial level of entries. This year there were 34 entries, from Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Italy and France.
Tickets are available here.
The judges for 2017 are Helen Mort (Chair), Peter Gillman and Kate Moorehead.
They have selected the following six books for this year’s shortlist:
MICHAEL JOSEPH, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
DAYS TO REMEMBER
THE MAGICIAN’S GLASS
ERHARD LORETAN & JEAN AMMANN
ART OF FREEDOM
AMONG THE SUMMER SNOWS
The BT Award highlights afresh the memory of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker, but it seeks to do more than that. The Award recognises and rewards outstanding books of literature concerned with the mountain environment, books which will in turn challenge and inspire their readers, perhaps to climb or to explore the world of mountains, perhaps to write or perhaps to look at the world in a different way. Perpetuating and refreshing the challenge and inspiration of mountains through literature is one way in which the BT Trust seeks to remember Pete and Joe.