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Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2019 shortlist announced

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

The shortlisted pieces are:

  • ‘Getting cliterate’ (Melissa Fyfe, Good Weekend)
  • ‘When planetary catastrophe is your day job’ (Lesley Hughes, the Monthly)
  • ‘Ghost species and shadow places’ (Cameron Muir, Griffith Review)
  • ‘Oceans of krill’ (Stephen Nicol, from The Curious Life of Krill, Island Press)
  • ‘How CRISPR could save six billion chickens from the meat grinder’ (Jackson Ryan, CNET)
  • ‘A tiny coral paradise in the Great Barrier Reef reckons with climate change’ (Helen Sullivan, the New Yorker).

The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on 7 November. The winner will receive $7000 and the two runners-up will each receive $1500. The shortlisted pieces will be published in the forthcoming anthology The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 (ed by Bianca Nogrady, 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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