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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.

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2017 Key dates:
24th February – submissions open on this website
31st March – submissions close
2nd June – longlist announcement
27th June – shortlist launch
3rd August – Awards ceremony at BBC Countryfile Live

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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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Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing – longlist and judges announcement

June 2, 2017

The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel announces the judges and longlist for the 2017 prize. The longlist will be announced today, Friday 2nd June at the Hay Festival and celebrate …

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