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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.

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Submissions have now closed for the 2023 Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize. Please find a timeline below for this year's Prize.

Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize

Winner 2022 

A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters (Pan Macmillan) by Nature editor and writer Henry Gee is the 35th winner of the annual Royal Society Science Book Prize, sponsored by Insight Investment. The 2022 winner was announced in an online event on Tuesday 29 November.

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
July 2023
Judging panel announced
September 2023
Shortlist announced
November 2023
Winner announced

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