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The Outrun Bags The Wainwright Prize 2016

It’s our pleasure this afternoon to confirm that Amy Liptrot’s masterful debut The Outrun has clinched this year’s Wainwright Prize. From an almost impossibly strong field, Liptrot’s sometimes breathtakingly candid account of breakdown and salvation has emerged as the victor for this increasingly influential literary award. Last year’s winner, Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel, stormed to the top of our charts and has established the standard for fine rural writing.

Since Country is So Tender: The 2016 Wainwright Prize Shortlist

Six equally extraordinary books capture a common need for the natural world

Video: The Shepherd's Life

A short, poetic video that captures a little of James Rebanks' life as a Lake District shepherd.

Non-fiction Book of The Month: The Shepherd’s Life

James Rebanks' The Shepherd’s Life is a revelation. It is poetic, evocative and grounded in a lifestyle that has remained unchanged for thousands of years.

Q & A: James Rebanks

James Rebanks is an author and shepherd whose first book, The Shepherd's Life, was nominated for the Waterstones Book of The Year Award.

Waterstones Book Of The Year Shortlist 2015

Today's the day we announce our eight exceptional reads from the last year in publishing. If you are looking for the real literary highlights of 2015, read on. We will select an overall winner on December 1st.

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