My latest novel, A Box of Birds, is published in its trade paperback edition. The special hardback edition is still available at the Unbound site.

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‘Arrestingly good prose’ FT


Pieces of Light is published in the US by Harper Perennial and in the UK by Profile.

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‘An immense pleasure’ New Scientist


News: I am editing the crowdfunded anthology Others, which celebrates how books and literature can help us to see the world from other points of view. Pledge support for the book here.


My latest book is The Voices Within: The history and science of how we talk to ourselves. It is published by Basic Books in the US and by Profile Books/Wellcome Collection in the UK.

The book was a top brain book of 2016 in Forbes and a science book of the year in the Observer.

Read reviews in the New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, Discover, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times and New Statesman.

Pieces of Light was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the Best Book of Ideas Prize, the Society of Biology Book Awards and the 2015 Transmission Prize. ‘The discipline of psychology at its rare best’ Wall Street Journal

My first non-fiction book, The Baby in the Mirror, is published by Granta Books in the UK. The US edition is entitled A Thousand Days of Wonder (Avery).

Beautifully poetic’ Jad Abumrad, New York Times


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