Dylan Evans

Dylan Evans

Dylan Evans is an academic, philosopher and journalist. He has written several popular science books, was named by the Independent as one of the 20 best young writers in Britain, and described by the Guardian as "Alain de Botton in a lab coat".

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Ten books about cults

Ten books about cults

The idea of a cult can be as gripping as being caught in the throes of one. So if you're vulnerable to persuasive plots and mind-altering outcomes, then read on for a selection of books about cults that have drawn us in and changed the way we think.

‚ÄčThe best festivals for books this summer

Whatever you do this summer, it won't be complete without a trip to at least one of these brilliant festivals. As ever, this is an incomplete list and there are many others with equally wonderful events. If you've got a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!

Are utopias best left in fiction?

Are utopias best left in fiction?

In 2006, Dylan Evans gave up his job, sold his house, and moved to Scotland to start a post-apocalyptic commune. Together with an eclectic assortment of volunteers, he tried to live as if civilization had just collapsed, without the benefits of modern technology. He called the project the Utopia Experiment. But did it work?