Hi! I'm Alex Bellos, and I'm the author of books about mathematics and Brazil.

The UK title of my latest maths book is Alex Through the Looking-Glass. The US version of this book is The Grapes of Math. (I know. It's confusing to have two different titles.)

More information about Looking-Glass/Grapes is contained on favouritenumber.net, a site with the results from my global survey about favourite numbers.

My book on Brazilian football Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life has been revised and updated with a new chapter for the 2014 World Cup.

I'm based in London, where as well as writing books I blog about maths for the Guardian.

My first maths book was Alex's Adventures in Numberland, which in the US was called Here's Looking At Euclid. It has been translated into more than 20 languages.


If you want to get in touch with my UK publisher, email Laura Brooke at Bloomsbury.

If you want to get in touch with my US publisher, email Meg Miller at Simon & Schuster for the math books, or Sara Mercurio at Bloomsbury for the soccer book.

If you want to get in touch with my agent, email Rebecca Carter at Janklow & Nesbit.

Or you can email me directly.


For Alex Through the Looking-Glass/The Grapes of Math

Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you've got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like. The book taught me something new on every page. Better yet, it made me laugh and want to tell someone what I'd just read. Math has never been so much fun.

Steven Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics, Cornell University, and author, The Joy of x

Another sparkling romp through the world of numbers, with the inimitable Alex Bellos as your friendly, informed, and crystal-clear guide. A brilliant successor to Alex's Adventures in Numberland/Here's Looking at Euclid.

Ian Stewart, professor of mathematics, Warwick University and the author of many books including The Great Mathematical Problems.

Fresh, fascinating and endlessly charming.

Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back.

For Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life

A timeless gem … Read it, and then read it again.

The Washington Post.

A thrilling picture of Brazilian society and its football which neatly combines reportage with sporting analysis.

The Observer

One of the seminal football books, by a great reporter, written in the liveliest prose.

Simon Kuper, author of Soccernomics.