Wainwright Book Prize 2019 Shortlist Announced

By July 28, 2019 Literary Awards, News

The annual Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize aims to reward writing that focuses on “the outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing.” This year’s award is right around the corner and the shortlist of authors has been announced, with the ceremony taking place later this Summer on August 15th.

A total of seven books have been shortlisted, the list consists of:

The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland

“Juliet Blaxland lives on a crumbling cliff top on the east coast of Suffolk. The Easternmost House will soon crumble into the sea. This book describes a year living on the edge: a meditation on nature, on coastal erosion, on impermanence and on the changing seasons.”

Our Place by Mark Cocker

“Our Place is a radical examination of Britain’s relationship with the land, by one of our greatest nature writers.”

Out of the Woods by Luke Turner

“Dazzling, devastating and highly original, this memoir is about the irresistible yet double-edged potency of the forest, and the possibility of learning to find peace in the grey areas of life.”

Thinking on My Feet by Kate Humble

“Thinking on My Feet tells the story of Kate’s walking year – shining a light on the benefits of this simple activity.”

Time Song by Julia Blackburn

“Told through stories and songs, Time Song is a spellbinding journey in search of this lost land, by one of Britain’s most original writers.”

Underland by Robert Macfarlane

“In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes a dazzling journey into the concealed geographies of the ground beneath our feet – the hidden regions beneath the visible surfaces of the world.”

Wilding by Isabella Tree

“Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope.”

Previous winner of the award includes Hugh Thompson in 2014 for The Green Road Into The Trees: A Walk through England, Amy Liptrot for 2016’s The Outrun, and last year’s winner was Adam Nicholson for The Seabird’s Cry. Each year’s winner receives a prize of £5,000.

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