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.
Posted on 30th Jun, 2016 by Sally Campbell
Six equally extraordinary books capture a common need for the natural world
Posted on 1st Mar, 2016 by Sally Campbell
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.
Posted on 7th Dec, 2015 by 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.
Posted on 13th Nov, 2015 by Sally Campbell
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.