Since 2007, Orion has given an annual award to books that deepen our connection to the natural world, present new ideas about the relationship between people and nature, and achieve excellence in writing.
Read about previous years’ winners and finalists here—and congratulations to this year’s contenders!
The winner will be announced on October 17.
A River Runs Again
India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka
The Soul of an Octopus
A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
The Oyster War
The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America
H Is for Hawk