There were sixteen nominations for the award. The final shortlist is:
· The Nature of Autumn, by Jim Crumley, published by Saraband.
· The Running Hare, by John Lewis-Stempel, published by Doubleday.
· Six Facets of Light, by Ann Wroe, published by Jonathan Cape.
· Walking Through Spring, by Graham Hoyland, published by William Collins.
· The Wood for the Trees, by Richard Fortey, published by William Collins.