Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Royal Society seeks the best popular science books of 2012

Entries are being accepted by the Royal Society from today [27 November 2012] for the world’s most prestigious award for science writing.  Publishers are invited to submit their best science books for a non-specialist adult audience to the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

The 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books will celebrate the best of 2012's new popular science writing for a general adult readership. The Prize is open to science books written for a non-specialist audience. The winner will receive £10,000 and the authors of the short listed books £1,000. 

Books can be submitted by publishers from any country, but must have been published for the first time in English during 2012 and be available to buy in the UK. In 2012 the Prize was won by James Gleick’s The Information (Fourth Estate).  Full details of the prize’s regulations and eligibility criteria and the entry form are available on the Society’s website at  

An online entry form must be completed for each entry, and seven non-returnable copies of each entry submitted to the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, UK by Friday 8th February 2013.  

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