It was a great pleasure to be interviewed by Pippa Goldschmidt as part of ESRC Genomics Forum coverage of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Pippa has previously reviewed The Sky's Dark Labyrinth and this time she she asked me some fascinating questions, including:
• Your first novel is actually a fictional account of real historical events. Why did you decide to tackle this in a fictional format?
• Were you hoping to attract new audiences with this approach? People who might be put off by non-fiction science books?
• Do you think a fictional treatment adds to our understanding?
You can read the full interview here.