We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the Fifteenth Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year. Grand Prize winner Marcia DeSanctis collected $1000 and the gold award for “Headlights,” her evocative search for meaning at Mont St. Michel in France. Jacob Kemp won the silver award and $750 for “The House Within,” his thought-provoking account of acting in a touring production of The Diary of Anne Frank and later life in pandemic America 2020. Colette O’Connor and Edward Stanton shared the bronze award and $500, Colette for her witty account of the way of French relations in “Marriage, Dubois Style,” and Edward for his poignant rendering of a long-ago friendship with “Laura: Lady of the Mexican Night” (a story that appears in his new book, VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain, which was published on March 1, 2021).

Read Marcia’s grand prize–winning story as this week’s Editors’ Choice. Find the complete list of winners and more about the Solas Awards at BestTravelWriting.com.