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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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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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The Wainwright Prize announces sponsor Wainwright Golden Beer, judging panel and prize timeline ahead of forthcoming shortlist announcement

June 14, 2016

The Wainwright Prize, which rewards the best books on the outdoors, nature and UK travel writing, is pleased to announce for 2016 a new judging panel, alongside support from Wainwright Golden Beer and a special Summer winner ceremony. First awarded in …

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Wainwright Prize 2016 longlist

April 29, 2016

The longlist for the 2016 Wainwright Prize is as follows: Being a Beast by Charles Foster (Profile Books) Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore by Patrick Barkham (Granta) Common Ground by Rob Cowen (Penguin Random House) Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane (P …

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Wainwright Prize 2016 moves to Summer promotion

January 12, 2016

The Wainwright Prize has moved to a Summer promotion for 2016. ​The prize, worth £5,000 to the winner, ​seeks to reward the best writing on the outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing​ and ​is ​run by publishers Frances Lincoln, in association wit …

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Award winning author John Lewis-Stempel, The Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015

John Lewis-Stempel, Wainwright Prize speech transcript

May 7, 2015

Gosh, I really don’t know what to say – probably because I have had so little practise at making winner’s speeches. This is only the second thing I have won since leaving school (and I was at school just after the Reformation of the Monasteries), the o …

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Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel wins Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015

April 22, 2015

Farmer and writer John Lewis-Stempel was awarded the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 for Meadowland: the Private Life of an English Field – his lyrical account of a year in the life of a farmland meadow. Worth £5,000, the annual book prize is awarded by …

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The Thwaites Wainwright Prize reveals 2015 shortlist

March 26, 2015

Publishers Frances Lincoln, in association with the National Trust, has today announced the shortlist for The Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015, an annual award that showcases the best books in UK nature and travel writing. The shortlisted titles are: Run …

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Wainwright Prize 2015 longlist

January 26, 2015

The longlist for the 2015 Wainwright Prize is as follows: Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain by Joanne Parker (Vintage, Penguin Random House) Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker (Vintage, Penguin Random House) Counting Sheep …

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New Wainwright Prize 2015​ Nominations

January 17, 2015

We now invite the UK book industry to make their nominations for the 201​5​ Wainwright Prize​​​. This is the 2nd year for the prize whi​ch seeks the best UK-based NATURE & TRAVEL writing. The Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing 201​5, is …

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Hugh Thomson wins the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2014

May 9, 2014

Publishers Frances Lincoln, in association with the National Trust, are delighted to announce that the inaugural winning title of the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize for UK Nature and Travel Writing, worth £5,000, is THE GREEN ROAD INTO THE TREES: A WAL …

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The Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced

April 10, 2014

Publishers Frances Lincoln in association with the National Trust, are delighted to announce the shortlist for The Thwaites Wainwright Prize, a new annual award that seeks to reward the best UK nature and travel writing. New Titles in any format publis …

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New Literary Prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain Launched

November 16, 2013

Publishers Frances Lincoln & The Wainwright Society, in association with The National Trust, are delighted to announce a new annual literary prize. It seeks to reward the best writing on the general outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing and …

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