Hay wins 2016 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing
Ashley Hay has won the 2016 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing for her piece ‘The forest at the edge of time’, first published in the Australian Book Review.
Hay’s win comprises a $7000 cash prize and publication in the anthology The Best Australian Science Writing 2016 (ed by Jo Chandler, NewSouth), alongside the five other shortlisted pieces.
Runners-up prizes of $1500 were also awarded on the evening to Susan Double for ‘Beautiful contrivances’ (Orchids Australia) and Fiona McMillan for ‘Lucy’s lullaby: Song for the ages’ (published on the author’s website).
The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing is presented by NewSouth Publishing for short nonfiction pieces of science writing that have been written for a general audience. Last year, the prize was awarded to Christine Kenneally for her piece ‘The past may not make you feel better’.
For more information about the prize, visit the NewSouth Publishing website here.
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