James
MacKinnon

Awards

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