Tim Radford is a freelance journalist. He worked for the Guardian for 32 years, becoming (among other things) letters editor, arts editor, literary editor and science editor. He won the Association of British Science Writers award for science writer of the year four times. He served on the UK committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. He has lectured about science and the media in dozens of British and foreign cities. His first book, The Address Book: Our Place in the Scheme of Things, was published by Fourth Estate in 2012; it was followed by The Consolations of Physics: Why the Wonders of the Universe Can Make You Happy (Sceptre) in 2018.