• 24 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that John Holmes' The Pre-Raphaelites and Science has won the British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) Book Prize 2018.

Inaugurated in 2007, the annual British Society for Literature and Science book prize is awarded by a panel of BSLS committee members and scholars for the best book in the field of literature and science published that year. Of The Pre-Raphaelites and Science, the committee noted it "is a beautifully written and illustrated book which synthesizes a remarkable range of fields to produce a rich exploration of artistic and scientific relations in the nineteenth century. The book makes a substantial contribution to the history of literature, art, science and museums, and will raise awareness amongst scholars and more general readers of the critical insights which arise from a literature and science approach."