Dara McAnulty receives British Empire Medal
The author, naturalist and conservationist Dara McAnulty has received the honour for his environmental work and his work with people with autism.
Author, naturalist and conservationist Dara McAnulty has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his environmental work and his work with people with autism in King Charles's first New Year Honours list.
Macmillan Children's Books are very proud to publish Dara McAnulty, and to be home to his beautiful and inspiring children's books Wild Child and A Wild Child's Book of Birds, which are illustrated by Barry Falls. Dara has worked tirelessly to enthuse young people and children in the natural world around them, firmly believing that once we all realise how wonderful our planet is we'll want to do all we can to protect it. We could not be more delighted that he has received this recognition.
Dara and his books have received many awards and shortlistings. Wild Child was shortlisted for the 2022 Wainwright Prize in their new award for Children’s Writing on Nature and Conservation and was selected as Indie Book of the Month (Booksellers Association). Dara was shortlisted in the 2022 Bookshop.org Indie Champions Award (children's category), for the Books are My Bag Readers Awards (Breakthrough Author category) with Wild Child and for The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. Previously with Diary of a Young Naturalist he won the Booksellers Association Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-fiction, the An Post Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the British Book Awards Narrative Non-fiction Book of the Year, and was the youngest ever winner of the Wainwright Prize.