Dates announced for The Data Detective book tour!

5th February, 2021

The Data Detective and How to Make the World Add Up

The Center for Global Development does amazing, evidence-based work on one of the most important challenges in the world. I’m so flattered that they are hosting my first event, with Amanda Glassman in the chair. Noon, DC time, on 10 February.

Wednesday 10th Feb I’m also speaking with the incredible Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, ‘How To‘ and ‘What If?’ The event is hosted by Point Reyes Books – noon California time.

On Thursday 18th February I’m being hosted by Ryan Bourne, the voice of reason, at the Cato Institute, at noon DC time.

And on Friday 26th February – the perfect Friday evening – Maria Konnikova, author of the knockout hit of 2020, “The Biggest Bluff“, is joining me at The Harvard Bookstore at 7pm Boston time.


And I’m delighted to announced that Adam Grant, author of the wonderful new book Think Again, will be asking the questions of me in an event hosted by Magic City Books. 6pm, CST on 15 March.

My new book, “The Data Detective” was published in the US/Canada on 2nd February. (Elsewhere the same book is titled “How To Make The World Add Up”.)

“Nobody makes the statistics of everyday life more fascinating and enjoyable than Tim Harford.”- Bill Bryson

“This entertaining, engrossing book about the power of numbers, logic and genuine curiosity”- Maria Konnikova

I’ve set up a storefront on Bookshop in the United States and the United Kingdom – have a look and see all my recommendations; Bookshop is set up to support local independent retailers.

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