The Wainwright Prize 2021 Longlists

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.

To reflect the growing engagement with climate change, the prize also includes a second category for writing on global conservation. The two longlists feature a varied and wonderful selection, ranging from a chronicle of farming across three generations and a former city dweller’s diary of her new life in the Suffolk countryside, to a bewitching account of the majesty of fungi and a passionate polemic from our greatest living naturalist.

The shortlists will be announced August 4 with the winners revealed early September.

The Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021 Longlist 

The Circling Sky
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The Screaming Sky
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Featherhood
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Seed to Dust
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The Stubborn Light of Things
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Birdsong in a Time of Silence
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Vesper Flights
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Skylarks with Rosie
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Thin Places
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Into The Tangled Bank
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English Pastoral
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I Belong Here
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The Wild Silence
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The Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2021 Longlist

A Life on Our Planet
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Islands of Abandonment
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What If We Stopped Pretending?
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Fathoms
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Net Zero
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Under a White Sky
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The New Climate War
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Riders on the Storm
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The Reindeer Chronicles
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Entangled Life
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Ice Rivers
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A World on the Wing
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Previous Winners

Diary of a Young Naturalist
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Diary of a Young Naturalist
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Rebirding
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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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The Outrun
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