Richard Dawkins at UEA

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins will be appearing at the UEA literary festival this Wednesday evening, when he will be interviewed on stage by Chris Bigsby about his career and the second volume of his autobiography, Brief Candle In The Dark: My Life In Science. The first volume, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist, appeared in 2013. Dawkins is the author of The Selfish Gene (1976) and numerous other works including The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution (2004) and The God Delusion (2006). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature, and has been the recipient of a number of honours and awards. In 2013, he was voted the world’s top thinker in Prospect magazine’s poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries

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