Caught by the River

The Wainwright Prize 2019

6th June 2019

We are so pleased to see so many books we love on the Wainwright Book Prize longlist, announced yesterday. Among them are previous Caught by the River Books of the Month Out of the Woods (by Luke Turner) Landfill (by Tim Dee), Underland (by Robert Macfarlane), Lanny (by Max Porter) and Time Song (by Julia Blackburn). Shout-outs too to Bob Gilbert’s Ghost Trees, Lynne Roper’s Wild Woman Swimming, Juliet Blaxland’s The Easternmost House, Mark Cocker’s Our Place and Isabella Tree’s Wilding, all of which have also received praise on these pages. What better time to revisit some fantastic writing from the Caught by the River archive?

Read Clare Wadd on Bob Gilbert’s Ghost Trees here;

Paul Bursche on Isabella Tree’s Wilding here;

Sue Brooks on Julia Blackburn’s Time Song here;

Philip Connor Finn on Max Porter’s Lanny here;

Katharine Norbury on Mark Cocker’s Our Place here;

Sue Brooks on Robert Macfarlane’s Underland here;

Cally Callomon on Juliet Blaxland’s The Easternmost House here;

Nina Lyon on Luke Turner’s Out of the Woods here;

Jenny Landreth on Lynne Roper’s Wild Woman Swimming here;

Charles Rangeley-Wilson on Tim Dee’s Landfill here.

The prize shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 2nd July at an event at Waterstones Piccadilly. The winner will be announced on 15th August at an event in the National Trust Arena at BBC Countryfile Live at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.