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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 2021 winner is biologist and writer Merlin Sheldrake for his book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our FuturesIn Entangled Life, Merlin Sheldrake takes us on a mind-altering journey into their spectacular world, and reveals how these extraordinary organisms transform our understanding of our planet and life itself.

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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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