Beyond Spring has been shortlisted (one on five) in the:
RICHARD JEFFERIES SOCIETY & WHITE HORSE BOOKSHOP LITERARY PRIZE
“The Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary Prize” is awarded annually 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. There were 27 nominations for the 2017 prize. The shortlist was agreed on 3 February and is as follows:
The winning title and author will be announced in June 2018.
For more details about the Richard Jeffries Society go here
Richard Jeffries is one of Matthew Oates’ favourite writers (below Edward Thomas – but up there!!) so I am hoping he wins as I know it will mean a lot to him personally 🙂
Having said that – I was the one who “discovered” this award and entered the book – so am really particularly pleased!
Beyond Spring is also one of five books shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile magazine awards… The only book on both lists!!
Go here to download a free sample PDF of the book
Here for more details about the book