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2022 Royal Society Science Book Prize, sponsored by Insight Investment

Shortlist 2022

The Royal Society reveals the shortlist for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2022, sponsored by Insight Investment. This year's shortlisted books, chosen from over 200 submissions, represent the very best in popular science writing from around the world for a non-specialist audience. 

The shortlisted titles represent the judges’ pick of the most captivating and urgent science writing of the past twelve months, reflecting the place of science in our cultural landscape. They exemplify the extraordinary variety of topics and narrative style within the genre, and the role that great writing plays in bringing outstanding research and ideas to a wider audience.  

The judging panel for this year's prize is chaired by neuroscientist, Professor Maria Fitzgerald FRS. She is joined on the panel by representatives from across the worlds of science and culture: television presenter and author Kate Humble; novelist Mike Gayle; writer, broadcaster and technology consultant Rory Cellan-Jones; and experimental physicist and Royal Society University Research Fellow, Josh McFayden

Find out more about the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.

Judging panel 2022

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