Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) is the purest and most sensitive nature writer produced by a country that has prided itself on the strength of its nature tradition. Jefferies died prematurely of tuberculosis, aged 38, yet produced an astonishingly rich and varied body of work. The Award is given, by The Richard Jefferies Society and sponsored by The White Horse Bookshop, to reflect the heritage, content and sense of place that is so strong in Jefferies’ countryside books.
The Richard Jefferies Award
of £1,000 is given to the author/s of the book considered by the judging panel
to be the most outstanding nature writing published in a given calendar year. The winner is also given a year's membership to the Richard Jefferies Society.
The winning work will reflect the heritage, content and sense of place that is so strong in Jefferies’
The Award was first introduced by the Richard Jefferies Societyin 2015 and made in memory of John
Webb, one time Society Librarian, and generous benefactor.
Please include covering information and, if known, future contact details (email and telephone) for the author and publisher.
Decisions about the Prize will be made by a judging panel drawn from the
Richard Jefferies Society and the White Horse Bookshop.
The judges work in an honorary capacity and their decision is final. The
right not to make an award in a given year is reserved.
Nominations can be submitted from 1 January to noon on 1 December (late nominations will not be accepted).
The short-list is drawn
up in February of the following year.