Our June Book of the Month is...

Shape by Jordan Ellenberg is Hay Festival Book of the Month for June, continuing the Festival's campaign to celebrate and ignite conversation around new books that have particular resonance for us right now. 

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong, comes a hugely entertaining exploration of the geometry that underlies our world. Ellenberg reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face, from the spread of coronavirus to rise of machine learning. The word 'geometry,' from the Greek, means 'measuring the world.' But geometry doesn't just measure the world - it explains it. 

The author joins us live online 29 June at 7pm while signed copies are over on our bookshop for sale now.

Hay Festival’s Book of the Month is selected by the festival team in Hay-on-Wye and aims to celebrate great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Titles are sold in the UK through the festival’s online shop, as well as being available in all good libraries and bookshops.

Find out more about Hay Festival’s Book of the Month here or explore #HBOTM on social.