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2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

2014 winner: Mark Miodownik, Stuff Matters

Mark Miodownik at the 2014 award ceremony with his winning book Stuff Matters
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Mark Miodownik’s Stuff Matters has been named as the winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Published by Viking (an imprint of Penguin Books), the winning book takes the reader on a journey through materials that shape the man-made world.

A delighted Mark Miodownik said: “This matters such a lot to me. I am surprised, honoured and very very happy!”

Professor Nicky Clayton FRS, Chair of the judges, said: “Mark Miodownik’s Stuff Matters stood out from the start of the judging process and the decision to name it winner was a unanimous one. This book is very special - it leaves you with a feeling of being intellectually curious and inspired by everything around you and by all the marvellous feats that our species has accomplished. It’s a very personal and engaging story. Reading Stuff Matters, you can’t help but be enthralled by things you didn’t even know you were interested in to begin with.”

Read the full press release.

Shortlist 2014

Judging panel 2014