McAnulty and Falls shortlisted for Children’s Writing on Nature and Conservation Prize
Dara McAnulty and illustrator Barry Falls have been shortlisted for the inaugural Children’s Prize in the 2022 James Cropper Wainwright Prize.
McAnulty, winner of the 2020 Nature Writing Prize, is shortlisted for Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature (Macmillan Children’s Books), his multi-sensory guide to exploring the nature on your doorstep, illustrated by Falls.
Also shortlisted are Ben Lerwill and Kaja Kajfež for Around the World in 80 Trees (Welbeck), Melissa Harrison for By Rowan and Yew (Chicken House), Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston for Julia and the Shark (Orion Children’s Books), Katya Balen and Angela Harding for October, October (Bloomsbury Children’s Books), Nicola Davies and Jenni Desmond for One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth (Walker Books), and Rob and Tom Sears for The Biggest Footprint: Eight Billion Humans. One Clumsy Giant (Canongate).
The two other shortlists are for the Nature Writing Prize and the Conservation Prize. Now in its ninth year, the Nature Writing Prize judging panel is chaired by TV presenter Ray Mears. BBC Countryfile presenter, Charlotte Smith, is the Chair of Judges for the Conservation Prize, while former CBeebies presenter, Gemma Hunt, chairs the Children’s Prize.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday 7th September at a ceremony at the London Wetlands Centre.