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Congratulations to this year’s Book Award winners

06 December 2021

The British Psychological Society has announced the winners of this year’s Book Award, which celebrates psychology publications across four categories.

In the academic monograph category, which celebrates a significant scholarly work that has contributed to, defined or redefined an area of psychological knowledge, the winning title is ‘Postfeminism and Health: Critical Psychology and Media Perspectives’ by Sarah Riley, Adrienne Evans and Martine Robson.

Rory O’Connor for has won the popular science category, given to a title written in an accessible way and aimed at the general reader, for ‘When It Is Darkest: Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do to Prevent It’.

Rory O’Connor said:

“I am delighted and honoured to win this prestigious award. When It Is Darkest is a very personal book to me, and I hope that it has provided some hope, understanding and comfort to those affected by suicide, the most devastating of human outcomes.”

Julia Bueno’s title ‘The Brink of Being: Talking About Miscarriage’ was recognised as the runner-up in this category.

In the practitioner text category, for a manual, reference of handbook that has made a significant impact to an area of practice, Maggi Evans has been recognised for ‘From Talent Management to Talent Liberation: A Practical Guide for Professionals, Managers and Leaders’.

Maggi Evans said:

“Talent is not scarce, it’s our ability to set it free that is in short supply. This book helps organisations, leaders and individuals to find practical ways to liberate talent through creating organisations where everyone can thrive and do their best work”.

Finally, the text book category saw Camilla Gilmore, Silke Goebel and Matthew Inglis win for their title ‘An Introduction to Mathematical Cognition’.

Professor Mike Burton, who nominated the title, called the book "a fascinating introduction to the world of mathematical thinking. A key aspect of human cognition is described from early infant development through to complex adult reasoning. The book is a great example of how educational and psychological insights can interact to help us understand more about ourselves.”

Congratulations to all of the authors recognised by the BPS Book Award this year. Nominations for the 2022 award will open in the spring.


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