Christine Kenneally is the author of The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language.
'The word 'brilliant' gets thrown around a lot, but it should be saved for Christine Kenneally and her book The Invisible History of the Human Race. Transcending the nature-nurture dichotomy, Kenneally shows us how our societies and our selves got to be the way they are. Don't read this book looking for neat answers - gaze instead through a glorious kaleidoscope of science, psychology, history and first-class storytelling.' - Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking