Five more nature books are competing for the Jan Wolkers Prize 2021, the prize for the best nature book, as was announced on Sunday in the BNNVARA program
on NPO Radio 1.
Last year the prize went to the book
What trees tell us
by Valerie Trouet.
More than 130 books were submitted this year, which were published between June 1 last year and June 1 this year.
These include field guides, monographs, children's books, poetry collections, reference works and novels.
The shortlist consists of
The Underworld of the Garden
by Romke van de Kaa,
Biography of a Fly
by Jaap Robben and Paul Faassen,
by Raoul Deleo,
by Pauline de Bok and
The Discovery of Nature
by Hans Mulder. The winner will be announced on Sunday 24 October.
The Jan Wolkers Prize is an initiative of
, the World Wildlife Fund and
. The prize will be awarded for the ninth time this year and consists of a cash prize of five thousand euros and an original drawing of the winner, made by Siegfried Woldhek. The jury consists of Karina Wolkers, Allard Stapel (World Wildlife Fund), Jean-Pierre Geelen (
) and Daniel Gulpers (