The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson wins Wainwright Prize

Adam Nicolson has won the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his book The Seabird’s Cry.

The announcement and presentation of the award of £5000 was made yesterday afternoon by Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP and BBC Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison at the National Trust Theatre at BBC Countryfile Live in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, at the end of a public event celebrating nature writing and the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize shortlist.  Read More The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson wins Wainwright Prize

The 2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize Shortlist Announced

In its fifth year, the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel.

If you are looking to get away from it all, switch off your phone and get back to nature, this shortlist is a welcome list of recommended reads for you to consider this summer.

Here are the seven shortlisted books:
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Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel wins Wainwright Prize

He’s done it again. John Lewis-Stempel has won the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his book Where Poppies Blow.  Chronicling the relationship between man and nature during the Great War, this win is particularly poignant as this week is the centenary anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele. Lewis-Stempel is no stranger to winning this award having picked up the prize in 2015 with Meadowland.

The winner was announced this afternoon at the BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

For the full shortlist see here.

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

Reading the Wainwright Prize: H is for Hawk

In the run up to the announcement of this year’s Wainwright Prize winner, we’re sharing extracts from each of the shortlisted books – next up is Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk. Read More Reading the Wainwright Prize: H is for Hawk

Reading the Wainwright Prize: Meadowland

In the run up to the announcement of this year’s Wainwright Prize winner, we’re sharing extracts from each of the shortlisted books – next we have Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel. Read More Reading the Wainwright Prize: Meadowland

Reading the Wainwright Prize: Claxton

In the run up to the announcement of this year’s Wainwright Prize winner, we’re sharing extracts from each of the shortlisted books – starting with Mark Cocker’s Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet. Read More Reading the Wainwright Prize: Claxton

Reading the Wainwright Prize: Running Free

In the run up to the announcement of this year’s Wainwright Prize winner, we’re sharing extracts from each of the shortlisted books – here’s the last of our extracts Running Free: A Runner’s Journey Back to Nature, by Richard Askwith. Read More Reading the Wainwright Prize: Running Free