Heather Pringle is a Canadian freelance science writer who mostly writes about archaeology.[1][2] Before becoming a writer, Pringle worked as a furniture polisher, summons server, museum researcher, book editor, and "failed waitress".[1] Her 2006 book The Master Plan detailed Heinrich Himmler's establishment of the Ahnenerbe in a pseudo-scientific attempt to "prove" Aryan superiority.[3][4] It won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.[2][5] Her previous work includes The Mummy Congress, as well as articles for National Geographic and Archaeology magazine. Pringle is emeritus editor at Hakai magazine and has been awarded a Canadian National Magazine Award[6] and an AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Kavli Foundation.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Heather Pringle, A science writer who loves archaeology". heatherpringle.com. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  2. ^ a b The Vancouver Sun (2007-04-30). "BC Book Prizes gala a grand yet friendly affair". Canada.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-18. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  3. ^ Woog, Adam. "Review of The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust, by Heather Pringle". Dr. Fred's Place. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  4. ^ Lynch, Brian (2006-04-20). "Heather Pringle's The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust". Georgia Straight, Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  5. ^ "Anne McDermid & Associates - News Archive". 2012-03-20. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  6. ^ "Announcing the Winners of the 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards". National Magazine Awards. May 27, 2017. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  7. ^ Magazine, Hakai. "Heather Pringle". Hakai Magazine. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  8. ^ "Award Winners". AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Retrieved 2021-09-01.