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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