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Dovey wins 2020 Bragg Prize for Science Writing

Ceridwen Dovey has won the 2020 UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing for ‘True Grit’, first published in Wired.

Dovey receives $7000. Her winning article explores the unexpected problems of moondust and the Australian physicist who became the world’s foremost authority on it, while asking questions about the future of space exploration.

The runners-up, who each receive $1500, are Ricky Finch for ‘The Case of the Missing Frogs’ and Konrad Marshall for ‘Jeepers Creepers’. All shortlisted pieces will be published in the forthcoming anthology The Best Australian Science Writing 2020 (ed by Sarah Phillips, NewSouth, December).

Now in its 10th year, 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. For more information about the prize, visit the NewSouth website.


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