Given our inspirational rural setting, it seems perfectly natural to find Agile, the awards management and marketing team behind The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, buzzing away here at Glove Factory Studios.
Celebrating its fifth year, the prize is awarded annually to the book which most successfully reflects the ethos of renowned nature writer Alfred Wainwright’s work, to inspire readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world.
The shortlisted titles are a must for nature lovers, demonstrating the role that nature writing can play in shining a spotlight on wider social, environmental and personal issues.
- The Last Wilderness by Neil Ansell (Tinder Press)
- Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Outskirts by John Grindrod (Sceptre)
- The Dun Cow Rib by John Lister-Kaye (Canongate)
- The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (Hamish Hamilton)
- The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson (William Collins, HarperCollins)
- The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (Michael Joseph)
Fancy adding all these wonderful nature titles to your library? There’s a shortlist giveaway and it’s easy to enter – just follow The Wainwright Prize on twitter or instagram. The lucky winner will be announced on 3rd August.
The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize winner will be announced at an event in the National Trust Arena at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, on 2 August.
We wish them all the best of luck!