Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015
Adventures in the Anthropocene, by Gaia Vince, has been awarded the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
Hear Gaia talk about her book, and the incredible journey that inspired it, at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in March, or at the Hay Festival in May. See our events page for more details as they appear.
Chair of judges Professor Ian Stewart FRS described the book as ‘ambitious and essential’, while fellow judge and novelist Sarah Waters called it ‘an inspiring testament to human ingenuity’.
The winner was announced by Professor Brian Cox at the award ceremony on 24 September - watch the event now, including all shortlisted authors discussing their work and reading brief excerpts from their books. Gaia Vince is the first solo female winner in the Prize’s 28-year history.
The author of the winning book receives £25,000 and £2,500 each is awarded to the authors of the five shortlisted books. All of the shortlist titles should be available to purchase from the majority of high street booksellers and online retailers.