The Wainwright Prize Shortlist!

Dear Readers, the Wainwright Prize shortlist has been announced for 2021, and typically neither of the books that I’ve already read are on it.  I have just started on English Pastoral by James Rebank, and have been very impressed so far, so look out for a review shortly! If you’re reading along, let me know what you think. The winner is announced on 7th September so I’d better get stuck in. It looks like a very varied and interesting shortlist, even though they missed out Helen Macdonald which is a shame.

The shortlist for the 2021 Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing is: 

English Pastoral: An Inheritance, James Rebanks, Penguin Press

Featherhood, Charlie Gilmour, Orion Publishing Group

I Belong Here, Anita Sethi, Bloomsbury

Seed to Dust, Marc Hamer, Vintage

The Screaming Sky, Charles Foster, Little Toller Books

The Wild Silence, Raynor Winn, Michael Joseph

Thin Places, Kerri ni Dochartaigh, Canongate Books

For full details of each book, have a look at my previous post here.

2 thoughts on “The Wainwright Prize Shortlist!

  1. Liz Norbury

    I’ve finished work early today, so this afternoon I’ll be off to my local bookshop to buy the James Rebanks book. I’m disappointed that Stephen Moss didn’t make the shortlist, but I’ll get round to his book in due course. For now, I’m concentrating on the shortlisted books. I was expecting there to be six rather than seven!

    1. Bug Woman Post author

      I know! Seven is going to be a real challenge especially as I’m meant to be reading the Booker longlist as well (ahem). All that speed reading for our English degrees will stand us in good stead I’m sure 🙂


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