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My latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story, is OUT NOW from Fourth Estate across the UK and Commonwealth, and from Beacon Press in the US and Canada. You can order it from Amazon or find it in all good bookshops. It has already appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Newsnight, The Brian Lehrer Show on NPR, and received rave reviews in the Financial Times, Economist, Guardian, Observer, The Independent, Daily Mail and New Statesman.

Inferior is about the mistakes and bias that have plagued scientific research on women for more than a century, and the empowering new work that promises to transform the way we think about women’s minds, bodies and place in the human evolutionary story.

I am honoured to have been awarded a generous grant from the Society of Authors' K Blundell Trust in 2015 to help me complete my research.


Here are some of the early reviews:

"A powerful, compelling and much needed account that challenges deeply rooted preconceptions about sex differences" - Adam Rutherford, BBC presenter and author of Creation

"An immensely readable and compelling book" - Professor Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge

"This is an important book, beautifully written, and with compelling narratives and hard evidence" - Science author, Aarathi Prasad

"In this smart, balanced, and wonderfully readable book, Angela Saini ... objectively re-examines what we think we know about the supposed differences between the sexes." - Eileen Pollack, author of The Only Woman in the Room

"Angela Saini’s Inferior proves the opposite of its title. It is a lively, well-written, informed account of women’s proven powers… Inferior is another nail in the coffin of male supremacy" - Melvin Konner, author of Women After All

"This is an important book that I hope will be widely read." - Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of The Woman That Never Evolved, Mother Nature, and Mothers and Others
My first book Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World was published by Hodder & Stoughton in spring 2011. It's a journey through India to learn more about what Nehru described as its 'scientific temper', and the extraordinary ways in which science is being harnessed to help ordinary Indians. Geek Nation was an Independent book of the year in the UK, a bestseller in India, and it has more recently been translated into Chinese and Arabic. 

Extracts from Geek Nation have been published in the Guardian and Caravan, among others, and I have spoken about it on the BBC, NPR and NDTV, as well as at literary festivals across the world. You can learn more about the book in this interview with BBC's Nick Higham on Meet the Author in 2011.


Here are a handful of the reviews:

“Saini has a genuine talent for describing science” - The Sunday Times

“...an eye-opening survey of scientists in today’s India... Engagingly written and remarkably objective... First-rate [as] reportage” - The Independent

“Geek Nation comes as a breath of fresh air. It’s a combination of substance and style” - The Hindu

“Saini’s engaging narrative takes readers through India’s colorful streets and gives a face to the problems” - Publisher’s Weekly

“Saini’s vivid portrait of hi-tech India reveals a country in a hurry” - Financial Times

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