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Past winners

Over the decades, an incredible community of authors and judges have been involved with the Prize and the longlisted, shortlisted and winning titles have created a lasting legacy.   

Whether you would like to find out more about the impact of humans on our planet, journey into the information age or explore the universe, there is something to interest everyone. 

Our 2022 winner is A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters (Pan Macmillan) by Nature editor and writer Henry Gee.

All winners

See all past winning and shortlisted titles.



Explore past prizes

Entangled Life book jacket


Explaining Humans


Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez


Inventing Ourselves, by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore


Testosterone Rex, Winner 2017


The Invention of Nature


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