The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds by Stephen Rutt

Published by Elliott & Thompson

Judges Comments:

Stephen Rutt made us experience what it was like to go to these coastal places and I felt not only that I was learning but that I was experiencing. That transportative aspect was what I enjoyed the most. I was taken by Rutt’s personal journey from an overwhelming job to being among seabirds.

Elliott & Thompson:

‘We are so delighted to see Stephen Rutt’s immersive and windswept Seafarers shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award 2019 – a love letter to the salt-stained, isolated and ever-changing lives of seabirds’

Stephen Rutt:

'I am thrilled to be shortlisted for this prestigious prize. It is the culmination of years of hard work and a testament to the quality of my editors and publishers, Elliott & Thompson.'