The Wainwright Prize seeks to reward the best writing on the outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing and is sponsored by Wainwright Golden Beer.

The prize will be awarded to the work which best reflects Wainwright’s core values of Great British writing and culture and a celebration of the outdoors. The 2017 winner was Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel.


Submissions for the 2018 Wainwright Prize will open 5th February 2018 and close 16th March 2018.

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Finding the UK’s favourite nature book ­ – The launch of Land Lines research into more than 200 years of nature writing

November 6, 2017

Which nature book is a real favourite? Or maybe inspired a life-long love of wildlife? The diversity and influence of nature writing has never been so great and Land Lines, a major new research project, is asking people across the UK to help find the n …

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John Lewis-Stempel wins the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for the second time

August 3, 2017

John Lewis-Stempel’s Where Poppies Blow – The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War has today been announced as the winner of the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature and UK travel. As the world marks the cen …

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The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize Shortlist Announced

June 27, 2017

The shortlist for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel is announced today. The seven shortlisted titles are: Love of Country by Madeleine Bunting (Granta) The Otters’ Tale by Si …

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