Interviews where books by Bill Bryson were recommended
Poet, writer and Bafta winning TV and film producer, Henry Normal, talks about his experiences bringing up his autistic son, the need for acceptance and why we should all embrace our human imperfections. Along the way he recommends five books that inspired him as a young man and continue to inspire him today.
The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women
by Linda Scott
The Great Pretender
by Susannah Cahalan
Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time
by Gaia Vince
The Body: A Guide for Occupants
by Bill Bryson
The World According to Physics
by Jim Al-Khalili
Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships
by Camilla Pang
The Royal Society is the world’s oldest independent scientific academy, dedicated to promoting excellence in science—and that includes an annual prize for the best popular science book. Here Professor Anne Osbourn, Fellow of the Royal Society and chair of this year’s judging panel, talks us through the six books that made the 2020 shortlist—and what makes them intriguing, accessible and exciting.