Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Science Book Prize

The Royal Society of New Zealand is calling for submissions for the 2013 Science Book Prize.  This award is open to all books published in 2011 and 2012 which communicate scientific concepts in an interesting and readable way.  Popular science books written by New Zealand authors are eligible for entry, as are books of fiction, drama and poetry provided they have strong science content.

The Royal Society regards popular science books as a very effective way of getting the public interested in, and educated about, science.  The category has boomed in recent years with international writers such as Richard Dawkins and Bill Bryson becoming household names.

The winning book will be announced at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival in May 2013.  The ‘Call for Entry’ details are on the Royal Society website at and submissions close on 8 February 2011. 

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