The James Cropper Wainwright Prize


Entering its ninth year, the James Cropper Wainwright Prize celebrates the finest nature, travel and environmental writing; in particular, works that encourage exploration of the great outdoors and nurture respect for the natural world. 

Amid a climate crisis, it is vitally important to support writers who hone the talent to reconnect us with our natural roots and reinvigorate our dormant relationship with mother nature. It is easy to forget how interwoven nature and its fruits are into our lives, especially for concrete-dwellers. This year’s prize comes at a time of prolificity in nature publishing and a thriving nature writing scene, offering an abundance  of skilful submissions to this year’s judging panel. We are delighted to introduce the shortlisted writers and their respective works.

Explore the Shortlists...

Scroll down to explore every title included in the James Cropper Wainwright Prize Shortlist 2022, across all three categories

Nature Writing


Writing on Conservation


Children's Nature & Conservation Writing


Winners announced soon

The winners of the James Cropper Wainwright Prize 2022 will be announced on the 7th of September at the London Wetlands Centre. 

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