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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.

2019 shortlist

Key Dates:

Submissions Open – 4th March

Submissions Close – 8th April

Longlist announcement – 5th June 

Shortlist Announcement – 2nd July

Ceremony – 15th August

Previous winners include Adam Nicolson with The Seabird’s Cry in 2018 and Where the Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel in 2017.

Latest News

Essential Reading in Trying Times: The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for Nature Writing Shortlist Announced

July 2, 2019

The shortlist for The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel is announced today, Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Celebrating its sixth year, The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, is awarded a …

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The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2019 Longlist Announced on World Environment Day

June 5, 2019

The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing longlist announced on World Environment Day The longlist for The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel is announced today, Wed …

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2018 winner Adam Nicolson is the main speaker at the New Networks For Nature event

August 21, 2018

Adam Nicolson, the 2018 winner of the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, is the main speaker at the upcoming New Networks For Nature event. The New Networks For Nature is a charity that aims to promote the importance of our natural landscapes and to re …

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