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09 July 2020

Wainwright Prize longlist announced

5 June 2019

Two books published by members are on the longlist for The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize: The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland (Sandstone Press) and Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert (Saraband).

The Prize celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel. Celebrating its sixth year, The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, is awarded annually to the book which most successfully reflects the ethos of renowned nature writer Alfred Wainwright's work, to inspire readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world.

The full longlist is:

Underland by Robert Macfarlane (Hamish Hamilton)

Wilding by Isabella Tree (Picador)

Lanny by Max Porter (Faber & Faber)

Landfill by Tim Dee (Little Toller Books)

Time Song by Julia Blackburn (Jonathon Cape)

Our Place by Mark Cocker (Jonathon Cape)

How To Catch A Mole by Marc Hamer (Harvill Secker)

The Stopping Places by Damian Le Bas (Chatto & Windus)

Thinking On My Feet by Kate Humble (Aster)

Wild Woman Swimming by Lynne Roper (The Selkie Press)

Out of the Woods by Luke Turner (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland (Sandstone Press)

Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert (Saraband)

The prize shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 2 July at an event at Waterstones Piccadilly. The winner will be announced on 15 August at an event in the National Trust Arena at the BBC Countryfile Live at Castle Howard, Yorkshire. See the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize website.