Anthropocene Diary by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Jean McNeil has been longlisted for the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize. Jean is the author of several books, including Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, which won the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival’s Grand Prize in 2016, and was named a best nature book of the year by The Guardian in 2018, and most recently the novel Fire on the Mountain (Legend Press 2018). Her work has also been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Governor-General’s Prize for fiction in Canada and the Journey Prize for short fiction in Canada. She has twice been the Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar in South Africa, works for part of each year in South Africa and Kenya, and has undertaken residencies with the British Antarctic Survey, in the Falkland Islands, in Svalbard and Greenland and has been writer-in-residence on several ship-based oceanographic expeditions. The winner of the CBC Nonfiction Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre and have their work published by CBC Books.