Testosterone Rex Longlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2018

Posted on 2018/04/11 , tagged as awards, cordelia fine, orwell prize, prize

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What I have most wanted to do is to make political writing into an artGeorge Orwell

Cordelia Fine’s Testosterone Rex is one of 12 books longlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2018.

Awarded every year by The Orwell Foundation, The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing awards prizes for the work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’.

The prize describes Testosterone Rex as ‘A book explaining why past and present sex roles are only serving suggestions for the future. It reveals a much more dynamic situation through an entertaining and well-documented exploration of the latest research that draws on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy.’

Already the winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017, we wish Cordelia, and all the other longlist-ees, the best of luck!

Click here to see the other books in the longlist and here to read more about the prize, and previous winners here.

The shortlist will be announced in May, with the winner announced in June.


Praise for Testosterone Rex:

‘The expression “essential reading for everyone” is usually untrue as well as a cliché, but if there were a book deserving of that description this might just be it.’
Financial Times

‘Fine takes on this king of all biases with admirable vigor, and it’s a pleasure — albeit a strenuous one — to follow the action as she dismembers the beast.’
New York Times

‘Ms Fine’s is a provocative and often fascinating book.’

‘Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar.’
The Guardian