Banff Mountain Book short lists

The finalists have been announced in the Banff Mountain Book Competition, which recognises excellence in mountain literature from around the world, with more than $20,000 in prize money awarded across eight categories, from fiction and poetry to mountain imagery and guidebooks. Jessica J Lee (for Two Trees Make a Forest) and Leon McCarron (for The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East) are both finalists in the adventure-travel category. Category winners will be announced in October, and the $4,000 grand-prize winner will be named on November 5.

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