The award was first introduced by the Richard Jefferies Society in 2015 and given in memory of John Webb, one time Society Librarian, and generous benefactor.
It is sponsored by the White Horse Bookshop -- an independent bookshop in Marlborough.
To qualify for entry, the book must be published (not re-published) within the calendar year and not contain previously published elements. First English translations of recent works are eligible. E-books are excluded from the award.
Nominations may be made by anyone including publishers (but limited to two titles) between 1 January and 1 December (noon). No fees are requested at any stage of the competition.
Publishers are requested to send a copy of the nominated book to:
Richard Jefferies Society, c/o Granham West, Granham Hill, Marlborough, SN8 4DN.
Richard Jefferies Society, c/o Holmshaw, Beattock, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9SQ.
Please send details of your nominations by email as early as possible and include covering information. Publishers should provide an email/telephone contact for the author. Late nominations will not be accepted.
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