Reading the Wainwright Prize: Rising Ground

In the run up to the announcement of this year’s Wainwright Prize winner, we’re sharing extracts from each of the shortlisted books – this time with Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden. Read More Reading the Wainwright Prize: Rising Ground

Wainwright Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Wainwright Prize has been announced – will Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk swoop to conquer once again?

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Wainwright Prize Longlist in Pictures

We’re not saying you should ever judge a book by its cover – but here are some of the beautifully designed jackets for the books making this year’s Wainwright Prize longlist.



The longlist in full

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 by Philip Walling (Profile)

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (Vintage, Penguin Random House)

Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel (Transworld Publishers)

On Silbury Hill by Adam Thorpe (Little Toller Books)

Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden (Granta Publications)

Running Free: A Runner’s Journey Back to Nature by Richard Askwith (Vintage/Yellow Jersey, Penguin Random House)

The Ash Tree by Oliver Rackham (Little Toller Books)

The Moor by William Atkins (Faber & Faber)

The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs by Tristan Gooley (Hodder & Stoughton)

Walking Home by Clare Balding (Penguin Books)

The shortlist will be announced on 26th March and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on 22nd April.