The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books shortlist announced
The shortlist for the 2012 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, which celebrates the best in popular science writing, has been announced:
- Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer (Penguin)
- My Beautiful Genome by Lone Frank (Oneworld)
- The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick (Fourth Estate)
- The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene (Penguin)
- The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker (Penguin)
- The Viral Storm by Nathan Wolfe (Penguin)
You can read the judges' comments and the first chapter of each of the titles on the Royal Society's website.
The winner will be announced at an awards event on Monday 26 November 2012.
We are offering reading groups the opportunity to read a shortlisted title each. Your group will need to be available in October/November to read the titles, and then submit either a written review of no more than 200 words, or a video review of up to two minutes. Please complete this form by 5pm on Monday 1 October.
We are also running a competition for one reading group to attend the awards ceremony in London on Monday 26 November, and for one reading group to attend an event at the Manchester Science Festival with Ian Sample, who will be talking about his 2011 shortlisted book Massive. The event will take place on 4 November 2012 at the John Rylands Library, Manchester, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
To enter, please tell us who won the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books by 5pm on Friday 19 October.
Up to 12 tickets are available for each event, but please note that travel expenses will not be paid.