The Wainwright Prize 2021 Winners
It is our great pleasure to confirm English Pastoral by James Rebanks and Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake as the winners of the Wainwright Prizes for Nature and Conservation Writing 2021.
Named in honour of Alfred Wainwright – the man who elevated the humble walking guide into an art-form – the Wainwright Prize celebrates the finest nature, travel and environmental writing that encourages exploration of the great British outdoors.
The judging panel also recognised two other books as highly commended: Thin Places by Kerri ní Dochartaigh in the Nature Prize and Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs in the Conservation category.
The Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021 Winner
A personal history of three generations of a farming family and their relationship with the Lake District, English Pastoral is both a moving elegy to a lost landscape and vanished way of life and an inclusive invitation to explore how we might forge a new way of living on and with the land that sustains us.
The Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021 Shortlist
The Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021 Longlist
The Wainwright Prize for Conservation Writing 2021 Winner
Illuminating a hidden and little-known world of fungi and exploring the ways in which their incredible interconnected webs shape our world, Entangled Life offers radical, hopeful lessons about how we might reconsider our relationship with the planet.
The Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2021 Shortlist
The Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2021 Longlist
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