Matt Ridley’s The Red Queen was an international best-seller about the evolution of sex. The Origins of Virtue was an influential and widely praised book about the origins of cooperation. Genome sold in 27 languages was a New York Times best seller and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize. Nature via Nurture won the US National Academy of Sciences Book Prize. His biography of Francis Crick received universally positive reviews. The Rational Optimist was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and was praised by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Boris Johnson. The Evolution of Everything was his most recent and most ambitious book. His books have sold more than a million copies and been translated into 31 languages. Matt is a member of the House of Lords and is a weekly columnist for The Times as well as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal.
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