The Richard Jefferies Award  is given 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 must reflect the heritage and spirit of Richard Jefferies’ countryside books.
One Midsummer’s Day: Swifts and the Story of Life
on Earth by Mark Cocker (Jonathan Cape)
Footprints in the Woods: The Secret Life of Forest
and Riverbank by John Lister-Kaye (Canongate Books)
Across a Waking Land: A 1000-mile Walk through a
British Spring by Roger Morgan Grenville ( Icon Books)
Late Light by Michael Malay (Manilla Press)
Windswept: Life, Nature and Deep Time in the
Scottish Highlands by Annie Worsley (Harper Collins)
The judging panel will meet in the early summer to agree and announce the overall winner of the £1000 prize.