The short list for the Wainwright Prize, for travel/nature writing focused on Britain, was announced today and, for the first time, includes a book that was written for children: The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (Hamish Hamilton). The other six titles are:
The Last Wilderness by Neil Ansell (Tinder Press)
Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler (Hodder & Stoughton)
Outskirts by John Grindrod (Sceptre)
The Dun Cow Rib by John Lister-Kaye (Canongate)
The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson (William Collins, HarperCollins)
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (Michael Joseph).
The winner will be named on August 2.