Alex Bellos shortlisted for Royal Society Prize

27th September 2011

Alex’s Adventures in Numberland has been selected as one of only six remaining books in competition for the Royal Society Winton Prize for science books. The judging panel, which includes writer, actor and TV presenter, Robert Llewellyn, commented: “This book is a complete revelation. A rich and diverse story of mathematics, peppered with anecdote and personalities, whirling round the globe and through history from Euclid to the supercomputer, it brings maths bursting to life in a way we never expected.”

Previous winners include Bill Bryson, Professor Stephen Hawking and Richard Holmes, who is also part of this years panel. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Society on 17th November 2011