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John Muir biographer wins award!

Posted by Jo on 19 Aug 2010
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John Muir biographer, leading American academic and historian Donald Worster wins Scottish literary prize for A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir.

At the 2010 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards in June, Donald Worster was awarded the prize in the Non-Fiction category, for A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir. John Muir's Birthplace Manager Jo Moulin and John Muir Trust Trustee John Thomas attended the event, held at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival. 

The work was praised by the panel judges, while the panel chair Dr Gavin Wallace, Head of Literature, Scottish Arts Council, described the biography as "beautifully written" and "deeply accessible".

Donald Worster said: "John Muir, a native of Scotland and an immigrant to the United States, was one of the founders of modern environmentalism. This generous book award will, I hope, help introduce his life and achievements to modern Scots and inspire everywhere a deeper concern for saving the planet's ecology."

A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir, is available for purchase at John Muir's Birthplace, price £18.99.

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