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Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

Shortlist 2018

Since 1988, the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize has celebrated outstanding popular science writing and authors. Over the decades, the Prize has celebrated some notable winners including Bill Bryson, Stephen Hawking, and most recently Cordelia Fine with her compelling treatise on the science of gender Testosterone Rex. Each year our panel of expert judges comprising eminent scientists, authors, journalists and broadcasters choose the book that they believe makes popular science writing compelling and accessible to the public. 

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony, taking place on Monday 1 October presented by Professor Brian Cox. The ceremony is open to the public and free to attend.

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