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March 23, 2012

A pre-emptive explanation of the piece I wrote for the 2012 Science Writing Prize.

A Certain Confusion

The title of this post is not a Yoda-like pronouncement of a generally warm feeling towards writing that deals with scientific subject material. Rather, it is the brief given to me recently as we prepare to launch the second year of the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize in association with the Guardian and Observer newspapers. I am one of several science writers and journalists who have been asked to write about a piece of good science writing and explain what makes it good.

I have to admit, it was a bit of a struggle to produce my answer.

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