James Rebanks is an English sheep farmer and writer, from Matterdale in Cumbria. His first e-book was ‘The Shepherd’s Life’, revealed in 2015. His e-book ‘English Pastoral’ is about what it means to have love and delight in a spot, and the way, towards all the chances, it might nonetheless be doable to construct a brand new pastoral, which isn’t a utopia, however a good place for us all.
Meanwhile, Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a author with a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the historical past and philosophy of science. ‘Entangled Life’ is a thoughts-altering journey right into a spectacular and uncared for world, and exhibits that fungi present a key to understanding each the planet on which we dwell and life itself.
It was in June that the longlist for the Wainwright Prizes was announced. It featured ‘Vesper Flights’ by Helen Macdonald, ‘The Wild Silence’ by Raynor Winn, and Anita Sethi’s ‘I Belong Here’, amongst others.
For the uninformed, the Wainwright Prizes was created in Alfred Wainwright’s (British fellwalker, guidebook writer, and illustrator) title to showcase the rising style of nature-writing in publishing and to have a good time and encourage exploration of the outside to all readers. It was initially conceived in 2013 by Frances Lincoln, publishers of Alfred Wainwright’s guides. The prize is supported by Frances Lincoln, writer of the Wainwright Guides, the Wainwright Estate, and in partnership with the National Trust. A £5,000 prize fund is shared and offered to the authors of the 2 profitable books.
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