LONDON - Toronto-born British academic psychologist Cordelia Fine has made the short list for the lucrative Warwick Prize for Writing for her book on "neurosexism."
The Melbourne-based cognitive neuroscientist was announced as a finalist for the prize — worth 25,000 British pounds, or about $41,000 dollars Canadian — for "Delusions of Gender" (Icon Books) on Friday.
Fine is a research associate at Australia's Macquarie University and an honorary research fellow at the University of Melbourne.
She's up against five other finalists for the global biennial prize, which is run by the University of Warwick and crosses all disciplines.
The winner, who will be announced in London on Sept. 24, also gets the opportunity to take up a short placement at the University of Warwick.
Canadian author Naomi Klein was the inaugural winner of the prize in 2009 for "The Shock Doctrine."
This year's short list also includes: "Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science" by Jim Al-Khalili (Penguin); "Sufficient Grace" by Amy Espeseth (Scribe); "Suddenly, a Knock on the Door" by Etgar Keret (Chatto & Windus); "The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot" by Robert Macfarlane (Hamish Hamilton); and "Memorial" by Alice Oswald (Faber and Faber).
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