Academic, broadcaster and author Alice Roberts has just published her first children’s novel, Wolf Road. Set during the ice age 30,000 years ago, it follows the story of Tuuli, a prehistoric girl on a journey to her tribe’s summer camp who meets a strange boy on the way.
As this is Alice’s first children’s novel, New Scientist decided that the best person to quiz her about it was culture editor Alison Flood’s 10-year-old daughter Jenny, a big reader. Jenny asked Alice all the most important questions, including if people would really have made pets of wolf cubs, how Alice knows what life was like for people 30,000 years ago, and if she would rather live then or now.
Alice Roberts will be speaking at New Scientist Live in October. Tickets on sale now.