The Wainwright Prize 2020 Winners

It is our very great pleasure to confirm Dara McAnulty’s Diary of Young a Naturalist as the winner of the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2020.

A highly eloquent and passionately argued defence of the necessity of exploring the natural world, McAnulty’s deeply personal book has struck a chord with countless readers eager to reacquaint themselves with the wonders of the great outdoors.

 

“The judges were almost breathless from reading [Diary of a Young Naturalist] and would like to call for it to be immediately listed on the national curriculum. Such is the book’s power to move and the urgency of the situation we face.”

Julia Bradbury, Chair of Judges

 

The winner of the inaugural Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation and Climate Change is Rebirding by Benedict Macdonald.

Dynamic and visionary, Macdonald’s audacious proposal for rewilding the nation’s land is built on solid foundations of exhaustive research and knowledge of conservation techniques.

 

Rebirding is an immensely readable book on complex and contentious issues. As you’d expect, it considers the needs of birds, but also the future of rural communities in an interesting and engaging way.”

Charlotte Smith, Chair of Judges

The Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing Shortlist 

Dark, Salt, Clear
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The Frayed Atlantic Edge
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Native
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£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Diary of a Young Naturalist
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£16.00   £14.99
Hardback
On the Red Hill
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£9.99
Paperback
Wanderland
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£16.99
Hardback
Dancing with Bees
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The Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing Longlist 

Dark, Salt, Clear
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Hardback
Wild Child
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£16.99
Hardback
The Frayed Atlantic Edge
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Bird Therapy
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£9.99
Paperback
Surfacing
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£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Native
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£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Wintering
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£15.99
Hardback
Diary of a Young Naturalist
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£16.00   £14.99
Hardback
On the Red Hill
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£9.99
Paperback
Wanderland
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£16.99
Hardback
Dancing with Bees
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The Well Gardened Mind
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£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Rootbound
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£14.99   £12.99
Hardback

The Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation Shortlist

What We Need to Do Now
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Irreplaceable
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£9.99
Paperback
Rebirding
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£9.99
Paperback
Life Changing
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£16.99
Hardback
Working with Nature
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Sitopia
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£16.99
Hardback

The Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation Longlist

Greenery
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£18.99
Hardback
What We Need to Do Now
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Irreplaceable
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£9.99
Paperback
Losing Eden
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£20.00
Hardback
Bloom
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£16.99
Hardback
Rebirding
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£19.99
Hardback
Notes from an Apocalypse
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£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Life Changing
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£16.99
Hardback
Harvest
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£16.99
Hardback
Working with Nature
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Sitopia
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£16.99
Hardback

Previous Winners

Underland
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The Seabird's Cry
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Where Poppies Blow
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The Green Road Into The Trees
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Meadowland
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£9.99
Paperback
The Outrun
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£8.99
Paperback