Endeavour acquires gender non-fiction title from neuroscientist

Rights - NonFiction Thursday, 16 May 2019

Professor Daphna Joel's book intends to debunk the 'myth of the male and female brain'

Octopus imprint Endeavour has acquired Gender Mosaic: Beyond the myth of the male and female brain, by neuroscientist Professor Daphna Joel. Publishing director Claudia Connal bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Deborah Harris of the Deborah Harris Agency via Anna Carmichael of Abner Stein.

The book, which debunks the idea of male and female brains and sets out a theory that each brain is a 'mosaic' of both typically 'male' and 'female' features, publishes on September 17, 2019.

Connal said: "Daphna Joel's research powerfully debunks many long-held beliefs about the differences between men and women that still persist today. In the vein of Mary Beard's Women & Power, Gender Mosaic promises to be a bold, sharp-witted manifesto. Daphna argues for a future free of the burden of gender-based assumptions. We are incredibly proud to be publishing this important contribution to the discussion."

Joel said: "I'm delighted that my book will be published in the UK and Commonwealth with the help of the talented team at Octopus and look forward with great excitement to engaging with the public about my ideas on sex, gender and the brain."

A professor of psychology and neuroscience at Tel Aviv University, Joel has lectured at universities including Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton. She will be appearing at Hay Festival in May.

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