Mike Parker’s ‘On the Red Hill’ awarded Highly Commended by Wainwright Prize 2020
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Mike Parker’s beautiful and extraordinary memoir On the Red Hill was awarded Highly Commended by the Wainwright Prize 2020 for UK Nature Writing.

In 2006, Mike Parker and his partner Peredur were witnesses at the civil partnership of their friends Reg and George, the first in the small Welsh town of Machynlleth. Years later, when Reg and George died within a few weeks of each other, Mike and Peredur discovered that they had been left their home buried deep within the hills.

On the Red Hill is the story of Rhiw Goch, ‘the Red Hill’, and its inhabitants, but also the story of a remarkable rural community and a legacy that extends far beyond bricks and mortar. It is a story that celebrates the turn of the year’s wheel, of ever-changing landscapes, and of the family found in the unlikeliest of places.

A huge congratulations to Mike!