Adam Nicolson wins the Wainwright Prize!
The Wainwright Book Prize is the prestigious annual award celebrating the best work of nature writing in the UK.
The announcement and presentation of the award for £5,000 was made on 3rd August by Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, and BBC Countryfile presenter, Ellie Harrison, at the National Trust Theatre at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace at a packed public event celebrating nature writing and the Wainwright Book Prize Shortlist.
Chair of the judges, Julia Bradbury comments: “I am delighted that THE SEABIRD’S CRY has won the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize; this outstanding book shows you the world through the eyes and lives of ten seabirds. Adam’s telling of the captivating stories and lives of these birds alongside insightful research is magnetic. You’ll wail aloud as you learn about their plummeting numbers and the wider implications of this tragedy.
The judges felt this was a truly worthy winner – a passionate book which celebrates the natural world in a way that will enthuse and delight nature lovers and book lovers alike”
For more info and for the full shortlist please visit http://wainwrightprize.com/