Longlists were selected from a record number of submissions showcasing the diversity and depth of nature writing, including: Raynor Winn, Patrick Barkham, Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Stephen Moss, Mya-Rose Craig, Annie Proulx, Guy Shrubsole, Katya Balen, M. G. Leonard, Dara McAnulty, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Katherine Rundell.
Olga Prinku (pictured to the left) is announced as official James Cropper Wainwright Prize artist for 2023.
A total of 36 books have been longlisted for the 2023 James Cropper Wainwright Prize with 12 in each category – the Prize for Nature Writing, the Prize for Writing on Conservation, and the Prize for Children’s Writing on Nature and Conservation. The longlists were selected from a record number of submissions, marking a golden age of nature writing.
For the first time in the prize’s history – women dominate all three longlists, with 26 of the 36 titles having been written by female authors, including Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Mya-Rose Craig, Katherine Rundell and Kiran Millwood Hargrave. To honour the 10th anniversary, this year’s prize fund will be increased to £10,000 which will be shared amongst the winning authors.