Monday, 27 June 2022

Wainwright Book Prize for Nature Writing Long List

 The Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing is the only book prize I have a look at when they release the long list. This is it for 2022

  • Otherlands: A World in the Making, Dr Thomas Halliday
  • Otherlands: A World in the Making - A Sunday Times bestseller
  • 12 Birds to Save Your Life: Nature’s Lessons in Happiness, Charlie Corbett

 12 Birds to Save Your Life: Nature's Lessons in Happiness

Goshawk Summer: A New Forest Season Unlike Any Other, James Aldred

Goshawk Summer: The Diary of an Extraordinary Season in the Forest


  • Much Ado About Mothing: A year intoxicated by Britain’s rare and remarkable moths, James Lowen


Much Ado About Mothing: A year intoxicated by Britain’s rare and remarkable moths

  • On Gallows Down: Place, Protest and Belonging, Nicola Chester 




  • Shadowlands: A Journey Through Lost Britain, Matthew Green 

 Shadowlands: A Journey Through Lost Britain

 The Heeding, Rob Cowen, illustrated by Nick Hayes 

The Heeding


The Instant, Amy Liptrot

  • The Sea Is Not Made of Water: Life Between the Tides, Adam Nicolson


The Sea is Not Made of Water: Life Between the Tides


  • The Trespasser’s Companion, Nick Hayes


The Trespasser's Companion

  • Time on Rock: A Climber’s Route into the Mountains, Anna Fleming (Canongate)


 Time on Rock: A Climber's Route into the Mountains


  • Wild Green Wonders: A Life in Nature, Patrick Barkham 

Wild Green Wonders: A Life in Nature

 I haven't looked them up to find out more as yet and usually when the long list is announced I find I've at least read one during the year but this time none at all so I've ordered the '12 Birds To Save Your Life' and 'The Sea is Not Made of Water' from the library then I'll find out about the others.

Other posts about this prize in previous years are HERE.  

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  1. Some of those titles are very intriguing, including the ones you have ordered. xx

  2. I was drawn to Shadowlands and Goshawk Summer (as I know the New Forest well). Brilliant title in Much Ado About Mothing!!

  3. I have read one book by Adam Nicholson (about the King James Bible) He seems an interesting chap, from a family of famous writers - and he is married to Sarah Raven the gardener. I think I might check out his book from the library too... Thanks for this great post, fascinating and informative as ever!

  4. Yes Adam Nicholson would be on my list as would On Gallows Down by Nicola Chester.

  5. Nature writing rarely disappoints. The natural world is one of my favorite places to be. The peace and grace in many respects can not be beat.

  6. Nothing there really catches my eye, or my imagination, a good job really as I MUST NOT BUY ANY MORE BOOKS!!

  7. It's the only prize I pay much attention to as well. Several of these catch my eye, Time on Rock especially but also Shadowlands.

  8. What an interesting list of titles.

    God bless.