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Ruth’s Reviews: ‘Life Ascending’ scoops Royal Society prize

Nick Lane’s Life Ascending has won the annual Royal Society Book Prize, beating the other shortlisted titles to a £10,000 reward. His book is eloquent and elegant, guiding the reader through the authors’ chosen top ten great inventions of evolution.

Lane joins a list of accomplished authors, including Steve Jones, Steven Rose and Bill Bryson in winning the prize.

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