Fathoms shortlisted for The Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation

We are delighted to share that Fathoms: the world in the whale by Rebecca Giggs has been shortlisted for the The Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation.

The prize is supported by Frances Lincoln, publisher of the Wainwright Guides, the Wainwright Estate and in partnership with the National Trust. The £5000 prize fund will be shared and presented to the authors of the two winning books. The winners’ announcement will be made live on September 7th. For more information about the prize and the other shortlisted titles, please visit The Wainwright Prize website here.

Congratulations to Rebecca!


Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, and the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, Shortlisted for the Stella Prize, Highly Commended in the Wainwright Prize for writing on global conservation, and a Sunday Independent Book of the Year.

How do whales experience environmental change? Has our connection to these animals been transformed by technology? What future awaits us, and them?

Fathoms blends natural history, philosophy, and science to explore these questions. Giggs introduces us to whales so rare they have never been…

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