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Wainwright Prize #1

Shortlisted for the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 The Moor: Lives Landscape Literature by William Atkins gives us the story of the moors – from Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor in the southwest up to the Scottish border, via Yorkshire and Northumberland – and how they have shaped our people, culture and industry.
Shortlisted for the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 Running Free by Richard Askwith: Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, Running Free is an eloquent and inspiring account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature.

Shortlisted for the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 Claxton by Mark Cocker: In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings, Mark Cocker explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him.

Shortlisted for the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel gives a unique and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December, in exquisite prose.

Shortlisted for the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald is a record of a spiritual journey – an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald’s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk’s taming and her own untaming.

Shortlisted for the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015: Rising Ground is an evocative journey around some of the country’s most ancient sites and ritual places, and a profound exploration of the relationship between man and the landscape.

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