Raynor Winn

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Raynor Winn at the North Cornwall Book Festival October 2019

Raynor Winn is a long-distance walker and writer; her first book The Salt Path was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2018.[1] Winn and her husband Moth, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness called corticobasal degeneration,[2] became homeless after a bad investment[3] and decided to walk the 630-mile (1,010 km) South West Coast Path.[4][5]

The Salt Path was shortlisted for the 2018 Wainwright Prize[6] and the 2018 Costa Book Awards in the biography category. The judges described it as "An absolutely brilliant story that needs to be told about the human capacity to endure and keep putting one foot in front of another."[7] In May 2019 The Salt Path won the inaugural RSL Christopher Bland Prize.[8] In September 2019 it was the number one bestselling book in UK independent bookstores.[9]

Winn also writes about nature, homelessness and wild camping.[10] Her second book The Wild Silence was published by Michael Joseph in September 2020.[9][11]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Winn, Raynor (March 2018). The Salt Path. Michael Joseph. ISBN 978-0241349649.
  • Winn, Raynor (September 2020). The Wild Silence. Michael Joseph. ISBN 978-0241401460.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raynor Winn". Penguin. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ Archer, Elizabeth (5 April 2018). "Couple walked 630 miles and lived in a tent after bad investment left them homeless". Daily Express. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "How crisis led couple up the coastal path". BBC News. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ "In rural England the homeless are a problem to be hidden..." The Big Issue. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Homeless couple say walking South West Coast path was 'life-changing'". ITV News. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ "The Salt Path by Raynor Winn | Waterstones". www.waterstones.com. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  7. ^ "2018 shortlists for all categories" (PDF). Costa Book Awards. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  8. ^ "RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2019 – winner announced". Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  9. ^ a b "Raynor Winn's next novel revealed at Michael Joseph showcase". www.thebookseller.com. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  10. ^ "Raynor Winn". Penzance Literary Festival. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  11. ^ Tempany, Adrian (30 August 2020). "The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn review – in search of healing and home". The Observer. Retrieved 31 August 2020.

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