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Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing has been announced.

The shortlisted pieces are:

  • ‘Amid fear and guns, polio finds a refuge’ (Jo Chandler, Undark)
  • ‘Star of the sub-atomic’ (Richard Guilliatt, the Australian)
  • ‘From bloodletting to placebo surgery’ (Andrew Leigh, Randomistas, Black Inc.)
  • ‘The anything factory’ (James Mitchell Crow, New Scientist)
  • ‘“Would you burn the Mona Lisa if it was sent?”: Our horror bureaucratic bungle’ (Nick O’Malley, Good Weekend)
  • ‘Radical dimensions’ (Margaret Wertheim, Aeon).

The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on 6 November. The winner will receive $7000 and the two runners-up will each receive $1500. All of the shortlisted pieces will be published in the forthcoming anthology The Best Australian Science Writing 2018 (ed by John Pickrell, NewSouth, November).

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. It is named in honour of Australia’s first Nobel laureates, William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg.

For more information about the prize, visit the NewSouth Publishing website.



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