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Chandler wins inaugural Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing

Jo Chandler has won the inaugural Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing for her piece ‘Storm front’, published in her book Feeling the Heat (MUP).

Chandler has won a $7000 cash prize. Two runners-up, Ashley Hay for ‘The Aussie mozzie posse’ (Good Weekend) and Peter McAllister for ‘The evolution of the inadequate modern male’ (Australasian Science), have won $1500 each. The three pieces of writing have been included The Best Australian Science Writing 2012 (ed by Elizabeth Finkel), published by NewSouth this month.

As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, six pieces of writing were shortlisted for the prize, which was launched by NewSouth Publishing earlier this year. The prize, which is named after Australia’s first Nobel Laureates William and Laurence Bragg, is open to short nonfiction pieces of science writing that have been written for a general audience. The prize is also supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

For more information, visit the NewSouth Publishing website here.



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