Austrian non-fiction prize 2018 goes to Frank Trentmann for EMPIRE OF THINGS/HERRSCHAFT DER DINGE


We're delighted to share that Frank Trentmann has been awarded the Austrian Science Prize 2018 for the best book in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies for Herrschaft Der Dinge (DVA), the German edition of Empire of Things (Penguin/Harper US).

The Wissenschaftspreis was launched in 2007 by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research to recognise the best of non-fiction writing. A jury of experts selected the shortlist of titles in four categories: natural science; humanities, social sciences & cultural studies; medicine & biology; and junior knowledge. The winners in each category were then chosen by readers who voted in bookshops, libraries and on the prize home page. This year, 13,000 votes were cast. Previous winners include Bill Bryson and Jerry Brotton.

The prize ceremony will be in Vienna on 13 April 2018. Congratulations Frank!