Nature Chronicles judge Matthew Cobb has been shortlisted for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Prize for his book The Idea of the Brain.

Matthew’s book is described by Baillie Gifford judges as a ‘most absorbing, rich and thrilling account’ which is ‘brilliantly done’ and notable for ‘the quality of its prose’ and the fact that its author is ‘a tremendous companion on a difficult journey’.

The winner of the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction will be announced in a live virtual celebration on Tuesday 24th November at 6pm GMT.