Recently at the State Library of Victoria, Jenny Sinclair and Sue Castrique claimed top honours as joint winners of The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Nature Writing Prize. Gregory Day, Hayley Katzen and Deborah Wardle were also shortlisted.
With the support of the McLean Foundation, Griffith Review is delighted to publish the winning essays online.
In ‘An orchard for my father’, Jenny Sinclair inspects the intersections of climate, history, family and home. As she explores the features of the land she calls home, Sinclair reflects on the environmental changes she has seen in her own lifetime and asks what could be next for her small pocket of the world.