Dr Simon Singh is a freelance writer, science journalist, broadcaster, whose books include the phenomenally successful Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, Big Bang and most recently Trick or Treatment? on alternative medicine.
I have always loved science, so it is the only subject that I would ever want to write about.
Why this book?
I began to realise that there is a huge amount of misinformation about alternative medicine, and misinformation in the context of health is potentially dangerous. I teamed up with the world’s first professor of complementary medicine (Edzard Ernst) with the goal of setting the record straight about what works, what doesn’t work, what’s safe and what’s dangerous.
I have no idea. Sooner or later a new project will emerge, but there is nothing currently on my radar.
What’s exciting you at the moment?
I am being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. For legal reasons I cannot say anything else at the moment.