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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 UK Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation.

Rebecca has also won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the NIB Literary Award, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize and the WA Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer.

Congratulations to Rebecca and all the shortlisted authors.

Fathoms

WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE NIB LITERARY AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR NONFICTION
HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING ON GLOBAL CONSERVATION

‘There is a kind of hauntedness in wild animals today: a spectre related to environmental change … Our fear is that the unseen spirits that move in them are ours. Once more, animals are a moral force.’

When Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beach in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas. How do…

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