“The Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary Prize”* is awarded to the author of the publication considered by the judging panel to be the most outstanding nature writing published in a given calendar year.
The winning work will reflect the heritage and spirit of Jefferies’ countryside books.
An annual prize of £1,000 will be awarded for any length or format of writing on themes or topics broadly consistent with the work of Richard Jefferies. It must be published (not re-published) within the calendar year. First English translations of works are eligible. E-books are excluded from the award.
Nominations may be made by anyone including publishers.
Decisions about the Prize will be made by the Society's Executive Council and a representative of the White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough. Their decision will be final. The right not to make an award in a given year is reserved.
The closing date for nominations is 1 December. Please send your nominations by using the email button and include as much covering information as possible.
Publishers are requested to send a copy of the nominated book to:
Richard Jefferies Society, c/o Valezina, 112 Westerfield Road, Ipswich, IP4 2XW
Richard Jefferies Society, c/o Granham West, Granham Hill, Marlborough, SN8 4DN.