Life and work
Appleyard was educated at Bolton School and King's College, Cambridge. He worked at The Times and as a freelance journalist and has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, the London Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and the New Statesman.
In 1992 he published the book Understanding the Present.
His 1996 novel is called The First Church of the New Millennium. Appleyard has been selected as Feature Writer of the Year three times as well as Interviewer of the Year in the British Press Awards and he is a former fellow of the World Economic Forum.
- The Culture Club: Crisis in the Arts (1984) (ISBN 0-571-13279-0 (pbk))
- Richard Rogers: A Biography (1986) (ISBN 0-571-13976-0 (pbk))
- The Pleasures of Peace: Art and Imagination in Postwar Britain (1989) (ISBN 0-571-13722-9)
- Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man (1992) (ISBN 0-330-32013-0 (pbk))
- The First Church of the New Millennium: A Novel (1995) (ISBN 0-385-40485-9 )
- Brave New Worlds: Genetics and the Human Experience (1999) (ISBN 0-00-257021-1 )
- Aliens: Why They Are Here (2005) (ISBN 0-7432-5685-9 )
- How to Live Forever or Die Trying (2007) (ISBN 978-0-7432-6868-4)
- The Brain is Wider Than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don't Work in a Complex World (2011) (ISBN 978-0-297-86030-3)
- Bedford Park (2013) (ISBN 978-1-780-22838-9)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) IBPC
- Zarandi, Mehrdad M. (2003). Science and the Myth of Progress. World Wisdom, Inc. pp. 235–. ISBN 9780941532471. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
- Wheen, Francis (17 June 1996). Lord Gnome's Literary Companion. Verso. pp. 155–. ISBN 9781859840450. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
- Official website
- Commentary on Appleyard's views on science
- Critique of Appleyard's book, "Understanding the Present"
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