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Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize

The Royal Society’s Science Book Prize will be supported by the Trivedi Family Foundation in a five-year partnership. The new partnership, running until the end of 2027, means this year's award will now be called the Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize.

Find out more about our new supporter.

Please find a timeline below for this year's Prize.

Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize

Winner 2023

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us (Vintage/Bodley Head) by Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and writer, Ed Yong, is the 36th winner of the annual Royal Society Science Book Prize, supported by the Trivedi Family Foundation.

The 2023 winner was announced in an online event on Wednesday 22 November.

Shortlist 2023

The 2023 Royal Society Science Book Prize shortlist features the youngest shortlistee in the Prize’s history, debut author Nicklas Brendborg – a PhD student of molecular biology at the University of Copenhagen – whilst Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ed Yong is recognised for the second time, having previously appeared on the 2017 list. Joining them on the shortlist are a second Pulitzer Prize recipient, Kate Zernike, reporter for The New York Times; Roma Agrawal, an engineer, author and presenter who worked on the Shard, Western Europe's tallest tower; writer, birdwatcher and conductor Lev Parikian; and journalist and author of sixteen books David Quammen. 

Judging panel 2023

The five-strong judging panel for the 2023 Prize, supported by the Trivedi Family Foundation, has been announced. The Prize will be chaired by Professor Alain Goriely FRS. He is joined by a panel of representatives from the worlds of science and culture: Anita Singh, Bonnie Garmus, Paterson Joseph and Dr Rebecca Henry.

About the prize

Since 1988, the Royal Society has celebrated outstanding popular science writing and authors. Over the decades, the Prize has celebrated some notable winners including Bill Bryson, Stephen Hawking, Camilla Pang, and most recently Henry Gee in 2022

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.

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9 February 2023
Call for entries opens
24 March 2023
Call for entries closes
26 July 2023
Judging panel announced
27 September 2023
Shortlist announced
22 November 2023
Winner announced

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