The prize represents the best science books of 2016; exceptional non-fiction popular science books that are written for a non-specialist audience. This year’s shortlist features writing that captivates the reader through thrilling storytelling, unexpected twists and inspirational characters and has been judged by our experienced panel, including bestselling author Bill Bryson.
This exclusive award ceremony presented extracts from the commended titles, a discussion with the authors and recognised some of the finest science writing from around the world. The winner of the 2016 prize was announced at the end of the evening.
This event was kindly supported by Insight Investment.
A video recording of the event can be found on our YouTube channel.
The 2016 shortlisted books are:
- Cure by Jo Marchant
- The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
- The Hunt for Vulcan by Thomas Levenson
- The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
- The Most Perfect Thing by Tim Birkhead
- The Planet Remade by Oliver Morton
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