Christine Kenneally's The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures was published by Viking Penguin in October. Kenneally is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, Time, New Scientist, The Monthly and other publications. Her previous book, The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Before becoming a reporter, Kenneally received a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and a B.A. (Hons) from Melbourne University. She was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and has lived in England, Iowa and Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a contributing editor for Buzzfeed News.