I Superorganism shortlisted

Very pleased to report that I, Superorganism has just been shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology’s Book Prize.

It’s in the general category – they also have prizes for textbooks. A bit like the BMA book Prize, which a book of mine was shortlisted for many years ago. Unlike the Royal Society Prize, for which I was shortlisted but didn’t win (for a different book again) I went on to win that one, so hoping that’s a precedent…

On the other hand, it’s a really strong list: Atul Gawande, Nick Lane (much the best popular science book of the year, in my opinion), and more. Winner revealed on October 15th.

Postscript – I didn’t win: Atul Gawande did. Congratulations to him! It’s a fine book, and a useful complement to Sherwin Nuland’s equally essential How We Die. I read that 20 years ago, but nearer to the topic now, as it were…

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