Wainwright prizes go to Rebanks and Sheldrake

The Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing was awarded last night to James Rebanks for English Pastoral, a history of family, loss and the land over three generations on a Lake District farm. The prize for writing on global conservation went to Merlin Sheldrake for Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures. The judges also commended Thin Places by Kerri ní Dochartaigh, in the nature prize, and Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs, in the conservation category.


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