Richard Jefferies Society Writers’ Prize while the book trade is experiencing a “golden age of nature writing”.

The White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough will now take on sponsorship of the Richard Jefferies Society Writers’ Prize for Outstanding Nature Writing, which awards the winner £1,000, and is currently accepting submissions.

Angus MacLennan, general manager of the White Horse Bookshop, said: “It is obvious from the breadth and quality of publishing I see represented on our shelves every day that we are in a golden age of nature writing. This, coupled with our location at the foot of the Marlborough Downs, an area Richard Jefferies wrote about, made sponsoring the prize a very easy decision.