Thursday, October 30, 2014

Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

Winner announced on 10 November

The winner of the world’s most prestigious award for popular science writing will be announced at a public award event on 10 November 2014. Each of this year’s shortlisted authors will be reading a brief excerpt from their book, followed by a panel discussion. At the close of the evening Royal Society president Sir Paul Nurse will announce the winner of 2014 prize.

The books shortlisted for this year’s prize are:

Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler by Philip Ball (The Bodley Head)

Seven Elements That Have Changed The World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon by John Browne (Weidenfeld & Nicolson - an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group)

The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity by Pedro G. Ferreira (Little, Brown Book Group)

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery, by George Johnson (The Bodley Head)

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World by Mark Miodownik (Viking – an imprint of Penguin Books)

Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach (Oneworld)

The author of the winning book will receive £25,000 and £2,500 each is awarded to the authors of the five shortlisted books. Please see for further information.

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