Author(s): Michael Slezak
The annual collection celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can't match. Good writing about science can be moving, funny, exhilarating, or poetic, but it will always be honest and rigorous about the research that underlies it. Now in its seventh year, The Best Australian Science Writing brings together knowledge and insight from Australia's brightest thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world around us. This lively collection of essays covers a wide range of subjects, and challenges our perceptions of the world and how we exist within it.
Michael Slezak is a multi-award winning science and environment reporter. Since 2016 he has been reporting on environmental science and policy for the Guardian Australia. Before that he was the Australasian correspondent for New Scientist magazine, reporting on all aspects of science and its effect on the world. Prior to that, he was a medical journalist and also freelanced on a variety of topics for publications around the world. In 2017, Michael won the United Nations Associate of Australia award for reporting on climate change. In the Publishers' Australia Awards, he won article of the year, and was runner up for journalist of the year. He has received awards for reporting on cancer and has twice been a finalist for the Eureka Prize for Science Journalism.