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.