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Richard Jefferies Society & White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize

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“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 will be final.  The right not to make an award in a given year is reserved. 

The closing date for nominations is 31 December. Please send your nominations by using the email button and include as much covering information as possible.

* John Webb, one of the Society's most active members, died in 2014.   He left the Society a legacy that will be used as a memorial to him. The Richard Jefferies Society Writers’ Prize commenced in 2015. The Following year the competition was promoted in collaboration with Angus Maclennan, proprietor of the White Horse Book Shop in Marlborough, who  doubled the prize money.