The Wainwright Prize 2022 winners
The winners’ ceremony took place on 7 September 2022 at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) – the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity.
Drawn from three strong shortlists which reflect the breadth and range of contemporary nature writing, the winning books exemplify the core aim of the James Cropper Wainwright Prize: inspiring readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world.
Nature Writing Prize winner: Goshawk Summer: The Diary of an Extraordinary Season in the Forest by James Aldred.
- Highly commended: Otherlands: A World in the Making by Dr Thomas Halliday
- On Gallows Down: Place, Protest and Belonging by Nicola Chester.
Writing on Conservation Prize winner: Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them by Dan Saladino.
- Highly commended: Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm by Lee Schofield.
Children's Writing on Nature and Conservation Prize winner: The Biggest Footprint: Eight Billion Humans. One Clumsy Giant by Rob and Tom Sears.
- Highly commended: 2022 Yoto Carnegie Medal winner, October, October by Katya Balen, Illustrated by Angela Harding (Bloomsbury).