Journalism prize winner
George MonbiotThe Guardian
George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental activist. His best-selling books include Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life, Heat: how to stop the planet burning; and Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis. George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan. His viral videos include How Wolves Change Rivers (viewed on YouTube over 40m times) and Nature Now, co-presented with Greta Thunberg (over 60m views). George’s latest book, Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet, will be published in May 2022.
His shortlisted pieces are:
- Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction
- ‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe
- Britain through the looking glass: my dead goldfish is now a registered waste disposer
- Watching Don’t Look Up made me see my whole life of campaigning flash before me