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Wainwright nature writing prize goes to ‘inspirational’ Goshawk Summer

Wildlife cameraman James Aldred’s diary of time spent observing a family of goshawks in the New Forest takes top honour

Wildlife cameraman James Aldred, who has collaborated with David Attenborough, has been named the winner of the James Cropper Wainwright nature writing prize, while the award’s inaugural children’s writing prize has gone to two brothers writing about climate change.

Aldred’s book Goshawk Summer is a diary of his time spent observing a family of goshawks in the New Forest in southern England. Originally commissioned at the start of 2020 to film the lives of the goshawks, Aldred was granted permission to continue when lockdown struck.

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