Richard Dawkins‘ next book was projected for release in the fall of 2014, but it appears that those reports were off by about a full year:
Childhood, Boyhood, Truth: From an African Youth to The Selfish Gene, an autobiography he referred to as “the story of his intellectual evolution and his work as an atheist,” will be published by Ecco in September of this year.
It’s a curious title… as if Dawkins is making a distinction between his “childhood” and his “boyhood.” What that difference is, in his mind, will no doubt be explored.
***EDIT***: Commenter Marc points out that the title is a play on Leo Tolstoy‘s autobiography Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth. Someone still needs to explain to me the difference between the first two words.Dawkins will embark on a 10-city tour when the book comes out:
10-City Author Tour: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C.
It’s a far cry from the cities he visited in his more recent tours, when he was promoting books about science. On those tours, he visited smaller cities where evolution is constantly under attack. This one, on the other hand, is the tour big-shots go on to sell their books to the masses. Considering that his memoir will tackle science and religion, that’s an exciting conversation to look forward to in the fall.