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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 2016 winner is The Outrun by Amy Liptrot.


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 Countryfile Live

 

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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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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot wins The Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016

August 5, 2016

The Outrun (Canongate), Amy Liptrot’s debut account of reconnecting with her native Orkney, has been named winner of The Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016, a £5,000 award to celebrate the best UK nature and travel writing. Publisher Frances Lincoln, in …

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The Wainwright Prize 2016 shortlist revealed

June 30, 2016

Publisher Frances Lincoln, in association with the National Trust, has today announced the shortlist for The Wainwright Prize 2016, an annual award to celebrate the best UK nature and travel writing. The six shortlisted titles are: Common Ground, Rob C …

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