Algarve travel guide nominated for People’s Book Prize

An Algarve travel guide released this year by Englishman Karl Bradshaw-White has been nominated for the People’s Book Prize, an annual UK literary award where first-time authors are nominated by publishers and then voted for by the public.

Entitled ‘Algarve Travel Guide: 54 Cities/Towns/Villages’, the book offers detailed information, fun facts and “much, much more” about 54 locations in the region.

Speaking to the Resident in January, Karl explained that he decided to write the guide after living in the Algarve for over a decade and realising there was a “lack of information” for both residents and visitors.

He embarked on a two-year project which saw him visiting, researching and photographing every location that he has featured.

Now he says he is happy to see his hard work paying off.

“It is a great honour to be nominated,” Karl told us.

“If the book reaches the finals or wins, it will be a great accolade for the Algarve,” he added.

Karl’s book has been nominated in the ‘Non-Fiction’ category and can be voted for online to reach the final, which will be held at the Stationers’ Hall in London and covered live by Sky News.

Voting is open until the end of August (

The People’s Book Prize was first awarded in July 2010, with popular psychological fiction writer Beryl Bainbridge as the prize’s founding patron.