James
MacKinnon

Award History

2013 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be

Jury Citation

“In The Once and Future World, J. B. MacKinnon -- until now probably best known as co-author of The 100-Mile Diet -- ventures into the darkness of the extinction crisis and discovers unexpected resources of possibility, wonder, and hope. Even as he surveys the damage to what he calls our 10% world, he is struck by the enduring capacity of nature to sustain an abundance and variety of life, a potential that remains as powerful as ever. Smart and subtle, enlightened by original thought, and buoyed by lyricism and wit, this is a book that repays successive readings with undiminished pleasure.” – 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Hal Niedzviecki, Candace Savage, and Andreas Schroeder)

2005 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for Dead Man in Paradise

Works recognized by WT

Dead Man in Paradise

The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be