Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RICHARD JEFFERIES SOCIETY & WHITE HORSE BOOKSHOP LITERARY PRIZE 2018

The short-list for the 2018 Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Award for nature writing was agreed on 13 January 2019 as:

 ·        Kings of the Yukon: an Alaskan river journey  by Adam Weymouth, (Particular Books)
 ·        The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury (Bloomsbury Wildlife)
 ·        Wilding by Isabella Tree (Picador)
      ·        Our Place, by  Mark Cocker (Jonathan Cape)

On 16 May 2019 the judges awarded the prize to Isabella Tree for Wilding: the Return of Nature to a British Farm. There is more information here


"The appeal of this book was summed up by one of the judges saying that it was a publication that Richard Jefferies himself would have strongly supported."

Congratulations are extended to all the short-listed nominees who were all worthy candidates.

Isabella Tree will be giving a talk about her prize-winning book at the White Horse Book Shop on Thursday 25 July in the evening. The event is open to the public and all are welcome.