Alice Bell’s OUR BIGGEST EXPERIMENT shortlisted for Wainwright Prize

Thursday 28th July 2022

Congratulations to Alice Bell, whose OUR BIGGEST EXPERIMENT (Bloomsbury Sigma) has been shortlisted for the 2002 James Cropper Wainwright Prize!

Named after much-loved nature writer Alfred Wainwright, the aim of the Prize is to inspire everyone to connect with nature and embrace the outdoors. This year’s shortlisted books reflect the astonishing range and depth of nature writing, with titles that confront difficult, yet vitally important issues around climate change, food supplies and the decline of insects, stressing urgency of action whilst offering hope for the future, celebrating the wonder of life everywhere – from our back gardens to the Arctic Circle – and illuminating the healing power of nature through stories of personal connection and discovery.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 7th September at a ceremony at The London Wetland Centre.

Now in its ninth year, the Nature Writing Prize judging panel is chaired by TV presenter Ray Mears. BBC Countryfile presenter, Charlotte Smithis the Chair of Judges for the Conservation Prize and former CBeebies TV presenter, Gemma Huntchairs the new Children’s Prize.