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Atlas of Imagined Places winner in the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

Atlas of Imagined Places authors and publisher

We’re thrilled that Atlas of Imagined Places: From Lilliput to Gotham City by Matt Brown and Rhys B. Davies, illustrated by Mike Hall, has won the Illustrated Travel Book of the Year Award in the prestigious Edward Stanfords Travel Writing Awards.

In Atlas of Imagined Places, map aficionados Matt Brown and Rhys B. Davies take readers on a tour around the world, offering a kaleidoscope of invented buildings, towns, countries, forests, mountains, rivers and oceans, shipwrecks and sunken cities. Featuring over 5,000 locations mapped across the world, there are fictional landscapes to discover near and far. From Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot and the superhero land of Wakanda, to Lilliput of Gulliver’s Travels and Springfield in The Simpsons. All locations are beautifully brought to life in a collection of maps illustrated by Mike Hall.

The book was declared Illustrated Book of the Year 2022 among a shortlist of six books competing in the category. In addition to Illustrated Travel Book of the Year, the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award comprises seven categories, celebrating travel writing and books ranging from fiction and children’s to photography and cookery. See the full list of winners here.

Atlas of Imagined Places: From Lilliput to Gotham City by Matt Brown and Rhys B. Davies was published by Batsford in September 2021.