Win all 13 books on the Wainwright Book Prize longlist for nature writing

Celebrate the best books about nature at the outdoors. 

Now in its seventh year, the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing – named after much-loved nature writer Alfred Wainwright – is awarded annually to the book which most successfully inspires readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world. We're giving away the entire longlist of 13 books to one Caboodler:

Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness
Dancing with Bees by Brigit Strawbridge Howard
Dark, Salt, Clear by Lamorna Ash
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
Native: Life in a Vanishing Landscape by Patrick Laurie
On the Red Hill by Mike Parker
Rootbound by Alice Vincent
Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie
The Frayed Atlantic Edge by David Gange
The Well-Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith
Wanderland by Jini Reddy
Wild Child by Patrick Barkham
Wintering by Katherine May

This year’s Wainwright Book Prize has been extended to include a second category for books about global conservation and climate change. In the midst of a global pandemic, coupled with the ongoing climate crisis, the prize feels more timely than ever as we are all recognising the restorative role that nature plays and how urgently we need to protect it. The longlist includes:

Bloom: From Food to Fuel by Ruth Kassinger 
Greenery by Tim Dee
Harvest by Edward Posnett
Irreplaceable by Julian Hoffman
Life Changing by Helen Pilcher
Losing Eden by Lucy Jones
Notes from an Apocalypse by Mark O’Connell
Rebirding by Benedict Macdonald
Sitopia by Carolyn Steel
What We Need to Do Now by Chris Goodall
Working with Nature by Jeremy Purseglove

The shortlists for both prizes will be announced 30th July.

5 Caboodle Points


Win the UK Nature Writing Prize longlist

Enter now and collect 5 Caboodle Points. This competition will close after 20/08/2020.

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive the entire longlist for the UK Nature Writing Prize, as part of the Wainwright Book Prize 2020:

Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness
Dancing with Bees by Brigit Strawbridge Howard
Dark, Salt, Clear by Lamorna Ash
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
Native: Life in a Vanishing Landscape by Patrick Laurie
On the Red Hill by Mike Parker
Rootbound by Alice Vincent
Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie
The Frayed Atlantic Edge by David Gange
The Well-Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith
Wanderland by Jini Reddy
Wild Child by Patrick Barkham
Wintering by Katherine May

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 20th August 2020.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize. Entrants only need to enter once to be counter in every draw.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the public health crisis (Covid-19), prizes may be delayed in being dispatched to winners; there may be a delay in contacting winners; there may be unavoidable issues that mean the Promoter needs to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.

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