Judging Panel

For UK Nature Writing

Patrick Neale

Award Winning Independent Bookshop Owner, Jaffe & Neale
Patrick Neale has been an Independent Bookseller since 2001 working for Waterstones and Sainsburys prior to that. He runs Jaffe and Neale Bookshop and Café with his partner , Polly Jaffe, in Chipping Norton and Stow. He was President of the Booksellers Association between 2011-2013. He has spoken around the world advocating the joy of books, bookselling and independent Bookshops. As the son of a dairy farmer, an avid walker and cyclist he revels in the great outdoors. He has developed the “Country Matters” book section in his shop and prides himself on sharing this passion with his customers.