Royal Society Science Book Prize

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The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize is the only major international prize that celebrates science writing for a non-specialist audience.Winners receive £25,000.Shortlisted authors receive £2,500 each.

The Prize was originally established as the "Science Books Prize" in 1988 with the aim of encouraging the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books. From 1990-2000 it was known as the "Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science Books"; from 2001-2006 as the "Aventis Prize for Science Books"; from 2007-2010 as the "Royal Society Prize for Science Books"; and as the "Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books" 201-2015.

See the other Royal Society Prizes for Science Books category winners and all the other literary prize winners we list, including non-fiction prizes.

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