Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Rebecca Wragg Sykes

*WINNER OF 2021 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE* REBECCA WRAGG SYKES has been fascinated by the vanished worlds of the Pleistocene ice ages since childhood, and followed this interest through a scientific career researching the most enigmatic characters of all, the Neanderthals. An archaeologist, author and Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool, her first book KINDRED: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art is a critically acclaimed and award-winning bestseller: a deep dive into the 21st century science and understanding of these ancient relatives. Alongside her academic expertise and consultancy work, Rebecca has earned a reputation for exceptional public communication, with her writing featuring in The New York Times, The Times, The Guardian, Aeon and elsewhere. She is a popular speaker, appearing on numerous radio and podcast programmes for the BBC, NPR and many others.
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