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.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …