Books by Matthew Chapman

Released: April 1, 2007

"Passionate and engaged, but Edward Humes's Monkey Girl (2007) covers the same ground with equal readability and a less obtrusive authorial voice."
A blow-by-blow account by Charles Darwin's great-great-grandson of the trial that pitted parents and teachers against the anti-evolutionist members of the Dover, Penn., school board who voted to give intelligent design a nod in science courses. Read full book review >
TRIALS OF THE MONKEY by Matthew Chapman
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Caustic social history and, undiminished by a sentimental finale, a flamboyant autobiography by a trenchant talent."
Chapman, a Britisher now living in the US, earns big bucks authoring screenplays. Now, as a great-great grandson of Charles Darwin, it's appropriate that he use his writerly skills to report on current doings in Dayton, Tennessee, scene of the Scopes trial three-quarters of a century ago. Read full book review >